Crawford County, Pennsylvania


Military Affairs
REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS

MOSES BALDWIN 
MOSES BALDWIN, born 16 March 1756 and baptized Tohickon Reformed Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 24 February 1757 {1}, moved from Columbia County to Meadville, Pennsylvania, about 1823 {9-11,13} where he died 13 or 14 July 1837 aged 84 years, or in his 84th year {8,12-14}, buried there in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township, son of Josiah and Sarah (—) Baldwin {1}; married Warren County, New Jersey, winter of 1798, ELIZABETH — {8}, born in New Jersey about 1782 {8,16}, residing Meadville in 1860 with her granddaughter, Rebecca Otterstatter {18,20}, probably the Mrs. Baldwin buried 2 Sept. 1863 {19}.
Sources
  1. Pennsylvania German Church Records of Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Etc. (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983), 3:318 (Tohickon Reformed Church Records, Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., baptisms of Rev. Johan Egidius Hecker): “[under ‘Parents’:] Josiah Balduin and Sarah; [‘Child’:] Moses, born Mar. 16, 1756, bap. Feb. 24, 1757; [‘Witness’:] Parents.”
  2. Pa. Arch., 5th Ser. 2:109 (roll of Capt. John Huling’s Co., 2d Pa. Batt., under Col. Arthur St. Clair): “Privates ... Baldwin, Moses, discharged April 12, 1777.”  Same at ibid., 2nd Ser. 10:95.
  3. Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser. 13:27 (1779 tax rolls, Durham Twp., Bucks Co.):  Moses Baldwin, 1 cow.
  4. Pa. Arch., 5th Ser. 8:86 (general muster roll of 1st Battalion, Northampton Co. Militia, 1783?).
  5. Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser. 19:269 (1786 tax rolls, Upper Mt. Bethel Twp., Northampton Co.): “Baldwin Mosses  27 ac.”  Ibid., p. 376 (1788 tax rolls [same twp.]):  “Baldwin, Mosses, cordw[ainer].”
  6. IGI: [a different?] Baldwin, Moses m. Mary Beaks 16 Jan. 1796 Hunterdon Co., Pa. (#7130519 62).
  7. 1810 U.S. census, Catawissa Twp., Northumberland Co., Pa., p. 246: Moses Baldin, shoe maker, [males:] 1 - - - 1 | [females:] - - - 1 - | - -.
  8. Pension Abstracts, 132: BALDWIN, Moses or Moses Balding, Elizabeth, W1798, BLW #3814-160-55, PA Line, soldier applied 3 Aug. 1818 Columbia Co. PA aged 63, in 1820 soldier had wife aged 38, widow applied 18 Aug. 1849 Crawford Co. PA aged 67, m. in winter of 1798 in Warren Co. NJ, widow’s 1st child was stillborn in 1799, soldier d. 14 July 1837, children were: Jesse b. 22 Oct. 1800, Elizabeth b. 6 Dec. 1804, Rebecca Ann b. 3 Aug. 1823, John b. 4 Aug. 1825, Catharine Ellen b. 11 July 1829 & d. 11 Dec. 1832, Jesse Henry b. 4 March 1836, Joseph Ephraham b. 7 Nov. 1838 & d. 24 June 1844 & Charles Edward b. 12 March 1845 (the last 6 may be grandchildren of soldier), widow applied 24 March 1855 for Bounty Land Warrant aged 71 a resident of Meadville PA.
  9. 1820 U.S. census, Catawissa Twp., Columbia Co., Pa., p. 10: Moses Baldin, - - - - - 1 | - - - 1 - | ----.
  10. Pa. Arch., 2nd Ser. 13:10 (under “List of Soldiers of the Revolution”): “Baldwin, Moses, residing in Crawford county in 1820.”
  11. 1830 U.S. census, Meadville, p. 2:  Moses Baldwin, - - - -   1 - - - - - - - | - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - -.
  12. Meadville Courier 18 July 1837, p. 3, col. 5: “DIED—On Thursday the 13th inst. at his residence in this borough, Mr. MOSES BALDWIN, a revolutionary soldier, in the 84th year of his age.—The deceased was in the revolutionary army for three years. He was in the battle of Bunker Hill, and also in the attack upon Quebec when the lamented Montgomery fell. For the last twenty years of his life he was blind; and, as an old soldier, derived his support almost entirely from that which was in his circumstances, a ‘scanty pittance’ afforded by government in the shape of a pension. The cause of his death was a cancer on his face, which first made its appearance six years ago.”
  13. Statesman and Crawford County Free Press, 18 July 1837, p. 3 col 5: “ANOTHER REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER GONE.  DIED—In this borough on Thursday last, AMOS [sic] BALDWIN, in the 84th year of his age. [¶]The deceased was a native of Bucks county, Pa., and took an early part in the hazardous scenes of our revolutionary war. For three successive years he served in the capacity of soldier—was in the ever memorable battle of Bunker’s Hill, and several other subsequent engagements. We have not been able to trace minutely the different eventful changes of his life, but are informed that during the last 20 years he had been blind, 14 of which he has resided in this place, having removed here from the eastern part of the state, with his family. But a few, a very few, remain of his day.—A little longer and they shall all be mingled with their kindred earth—the sighing winds shall soon sweep over the last of the patriots.”
  14. g.s. [marble], Greendale Cem., Meadville: “MOSES BALDWIN, | a soldier | of the | Revolution, | DIED | July 14, 1837, | Aged 84 yrs.”  Note: Greendale Cem. plot records [caretaker’s office] show Conrad & Rebecca Otterstatter buried on the same lot.
  15. 1840 U.S. census, Meadville, p. 380:  Elizabeth Baldwin, - - - 1 - - - - - - - - | - - - - - - - 1 - - - -.
  16. 1850 U.S. census, Meadville, p. 128, dwelling #128, household #138:  Jesse Baldwin, aged 49, b. N.J.; Elizabeth, 45, b. Pa.; Jesse, 14, b. Pa.; Charles, 5, b. Pa.; Elizabeth, 65, b. N.J.
  17. CCo. Deed Book E-2:345:  deed from Harm Jan Huidekoper to Jesse Baldwin, conveying lot 23 on Pine St. in Meadville, for $150, dated 11 Jan. 1851, rec. 19 Jan. 1851.  CCo. Deed Book L-2:102:  deed from Jesse Baldwin and Elizabeth Baldwin, his wife, to Conrad Otterstatter, conveying lot 23, for $100, dated 10 May 1855, rec. 2 June 1855.
  18. 1860 U.S. census, Meadville, South Ward, p. 503, dwelling #179, family #171, household of Richard Henderson, aged 52, black, barber: Rebecca Otterstatter, 37, b. Pa.; children Elizabeth, 19, Ellen, 18, Fanny, 16, John, 9, and Jessie [male], 6; and [line 32] Elizabeth Baldwin, 75, b. Pa.
  19. CCG 15[1992]:89 (Rev. Craighead Funeral Register, Meadville): “Sept 2/63 Mrs. Baldwin,” member.
  20. CCG 15[1992]:37 (1883 Meadville death rec.): Rebecca A. Otterstatter, æ 59, dau. of Jesse Baldwin.
  21. DAR Patriot Index 1:31: “BALDWIN, Moses:&nsp; b 1753 d 7-14-1837 m Elizabeth Ann – Pvt PA.”
  22. V.A.: bur. Sec. A, Lot 68 Greendale Cem.; served as private 5 Jan. 1776 to 12 April 1777.


JOHN BEACH 
JOHN BEACH, born Cheshire or Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, 6 or 28 May 1764 or 1766 {1,7}, moved to Crawford County, Pennsylvania, perhaps in 1816 {2,3} but at least by 1822 {4}, d. Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York, “where he had lately moved” {7}, 23 December 1844 {9}, son of John W. and Eunice (Heaton) Beach {1,7}; married LUCY — {1}, who died probably by 1825 {4}.
Sources
  1. IGI: Beach, John, son of John Beach & Eunice, b. 28 May 1764, Wallingford, New Haven Co., Conn. (#7450305-0); Beach, Elnathan, son of John Beach & Eunice Heaton, b. 30 Aug. 1759, Cheshire, Conn. (#0422585-film); children of John S. & Lucy Beach, all b. Cheshire:  Isaac b. 5 June 1792, John b. 16 July 1794, Matilda b. 13 Feb. 1799, Lorrin b. 24 March 1802 (#7450305-0).
  2. 1888 Tribune-Rep., 148 (biog., [son] Isaac Beach): “Isaac Beach was born in Cheshire, New Haven county, Conn., June 5, 1792. He was in comfortable cicumstances when he came with his father to this county in 1816 [but not found in 1820 U.S. census]....”  See also ibid., p. 93 (portrait).
  3. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), #13 Feb. Session 1821, Isaac Beach of Cussewago Twp. bound to testify 9 Dec. 1820 in suit against Jonathan Pitcher of Cussewago Twp., mill wright, brought on oath of Isaac Smith of same twp., farmer, for “stealing and carrying away out of the house of Job Pottus on or about 20th. day of March 1818 two cotton checkerd handkerchiefs, etc.”
  4. CCo. Deed Book I-1:411: deed from Oliver Ormsby of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Sarah Ormsby, his wife, to John Beech of Crawford Co., conveying 202 acres 60 perches in Mead Twp., for $809.50, dated 2 Dec. 1822, rec. 20 Jan. 1824.&nbps; CCo. Deed Book K-1:341:  deed from John Beach of Crawford Co. to John Beach Jr. and John H. Cooley of the City of New Haven, Conn., conveying [same land], for $809.00, dated 17 Oct. 1825 (witness, Isaac Beach), ack. 1 Nov. 1825, rec. 10 Nov. 1825.  CCo. Deed Book M-1:125:  deed from John Beach Jr. and Mary Beach, his wife, and John H. Coley and Matilda Coley, his wife, all of New Haven, Conn., to John Beach and Isaac Beach of Crawford Co., conveying [same land], for $809, dated 23 Nov. 1827, rec. 26 Aug. 1828.&nbps; CCo. Deed Book M-1:214: deed from John Beach of Crawford Co. to Isaac Beach of same place, conveying an undivided ´ part of [same land], for $500, dated 3 Nov. 1828, ack. 4 Nov. 1828, rec. 22 Dec. 1828.
  5. 1830 U.S. census, Vernon Twp., p. 78: Isaac Beach, [males:] - 1 - -   - 1 - - 1 [aged 60-70–John?] - - - | [females:] 3 - - -  1 - - - - - - -.
  6. CCo. Ct. CP #64 Feb. Term 1831, AppD 10:69, John Beach vs. Joel Hotchkiss: transcript from the docket of Thomas Atkinson, Esq., for a debt of $29.47 plus interest from 3 Feb. 1831 (when defendant confessed judgment) on a note for $26.00 dated 21 Dec. 1827; filed 22 March 1831.
  7. Pension Abstracts, 195: BEACH, John, S12138, CT Line, applied 29 Jan. 1833 Crawford Co. PA aged 68 a resident of Hayfield Twp. PA, b. 6 May 1764 at Cheshire in New Haven Co., CT & was a son of John W. Beach, in 1835 soldier stated he had lately moved to Skaneateles in Onondaga Co. NY to be near a son & daughter.
  8. 1835 Pension Roll, 2:148 (CCo.): [‘Names’] John Beach [‘Rank’] Private [‘Annual Allowance’] 20 00 [‘Sums Received’] 60 00 [‘Description of service’] Conn. militia [‘When placed on the pension roll’] May 10, 1833 [‘Commencement of pension’] Mar. 4, 1831 [‘Age’] 70 [‘remarks’ blank].
  9. Meadville Gazette 22 Jan. 1845, p. 2, col. 6: “DIED—In Skaneateles, New York, on the 23d December, Mr. John Beech, formerly of Vernon, this county, in the 81st year of his age.”


LEVI BEARDSLEY 
possibly LEVI BEARDSLEY, who moved from New York to Athens (now Steuben) Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, prob. about 1841 {2; not found in 1840 U.S. Census} and died 23 June 1844 aged 83 years 3 months, 5 days, buried Baker Cemetery, Steuben Township {6}; married SARAH — {3,4}, born in Vermont, residing in her son? Jesse’s household in Athens Township in 1850, aged 83 years {7}.
Sources
  1. Conn. Heads of Families 1790, 109 (Waterbury Town, New Haven Co.): Levi Beardsley, 1 1 .
  2. 1841 tax rolls, Athens Twp., p. 80: Levi Beardsley taxed for 1 cow, 2 horses [1st appearance].
  3. CCo. Deed Book A-2:688:  deed from Levi Beardsley of Athens Twp. and Sarah (signed Sary) Beardsley, his wife, to William D. Brawley of same place, conveying 20 acres in Athens Twp., for $100, dated 24 May 1842 (wit. Elisha Beardsley), ack. 12 Jan. 1843, rec. 17 June 1848.
  4. CCo. Deed Book Z-1:507:  deed from Levi Beardsley of Athens Twp. and Sarah Beardsley (signed with her mark), his wife, to Jesse Beardsley of the same town and county, conveying 34.45 acres in Athens Twp. deeded by Butler Higley to the grantor [unrecorded?], for $200, dated 26 May 1842, ack. 25 April 1844, rec. 17 April 1846.
  5. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), Nov. Session 1843:  Levi Beardsley testified 1 Nov. 1843 as a witness (with Daniel M. Wilson, twp. supervisor and prosecutor, Henry Hatch, & Ebenr. Felton) before a grand jury which indicted Lebbeus Phillips, yeoman, for obstructing a highway by putting fences and logs in the road leading from Jacob Guy’s to Centerville through Athens Twp. [he was tried and acquitted].
  6. “Baker Cemetery,” CCG 3(1980):47 [reprinted in CCo. Cem. I:76]: “LEVI BEARDSLEY / DIED / June 23, 1844 / Aged 83 yrs. / 3 mo. 5 ds.”
  7. 1850 U.S. census, Athens Twp., p. 399, dwelling #2274, family #2299:  Jesse Beardsley, aged 57, farmer, b. N.Y.; Saphonia, 42, b. Vt.; Levi, 18, b. Vt.; Elisha, 15, b. Vt.; Sarah, 83, b. Vt.
  8. 1860 U.S. census, Athens Twp., p. 26, dwelling #1259, family #1223: Levi Beardsley, aged 28, farmer, b. N.Y.; Lydia, 28, b. N.Y.; Frank, 5/12; Sophronie, 53, b. N.Y.  Ibid., dwelling #1260, family #1224: William Beardsley, 55, farmer, b. N.Y.; Harriet, 55, b. N.Y.
  9. Cf. 1885 CCo. Hist., 500, 956-57 [re: a younger? Levi Beardsley of Athens Twp., from N.Y.].
  10. V.A. [sole source for Revolutionary War service]: bur. S-15 Lot 6-B, Baker Cem. [no service record]


ISAAC BERLIN 
ISAAC BERLIN, gunsmith {3,5,22}, born 16 September 1754, possibly Berks County, Pennsylania {7,16}; received Donation Land for Revolutionary War service in what would become Randolph Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania {4,12,21}, where he moved from Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania {3}, by 1807 {5}; died Woodcock Township 16 June 1831 aged 76 years 9 months, buried Peiffer Cemetery {7,8,15,16}; possibly son of Abraham1 Berlin {3,25}; married Easton or Germantown 4 August 1782 MARIA CATHARINA KOST or Kast, born in Pennsylvania 15 July 1764, living 1855 when she applied for bounty land, daughter of George Kost {7,19} and possibly Anna Katharina Haub {1}.
Sources
  1. IGI: children of George and Ann Katharine (Haub) Kost, all b. PA: John George Jacob, b. 7 Jan. 1763; Philip, b. 27 Dec. 1765; Michael, b. 26 March 1768; and Leonard, b. 1770 (#0442374-film).
  2. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards, The Pennsylvania-German in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 (Lancaster, 1908; rpt. Baltimore, 1978), 69 (roster, Capt. Arndt’s Northampton Co. Company mustered in 9 July 1776): private Isaac Berlin—killed, wounded or missing at Fort Washington.  Pa. Arch., 2nd Ser., 10:672 (“Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line”): private “Berlin, Isaac, died in Crawford county, June 16, 1831, aged seventy-six.”  Pa. Arch., 6th Ser., 3:815 (Northampton Co. Militia Rolls 1783-1790; 2nd Company 6th Battalion, under Capt. Abraham Horn, 8 May 1784):  Private #90 Isaac Berlin.  Ibid., 836 (2nd Company 6th Battalion, under Capt. John Arndt, Jr., ack. 9 May 1785):  Private #68 Isaac Berlin.
  3. Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser., 19:81 (1785 tax rolls, Easton Twp., Northampton Co.): Isaac Berlin, 1 cow [also Abraham Berlin and Abraham Berlin, Jr.].  Ibid., 183 (1786 tax rolls):  Isaac Berlin, g’smith, 1 horse, and 1 lot.  Ibid., 289 (1788 tax rolls):  Isaac Berlin, tax 2s. [no acreage, horses, nor cattle].
  4. Patent from Commonwealth to Isaac Berlin, private, dated 23 Oct. 1786, for 200 acres, tract 1501 in the Seventh Donation District, [then] Westmoreland Co. [photocopy in folder marked “Berlin” at CCo. Hist. Soc., together with the following account:  “Isaac Berlin was born in Macalang Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, September 26, 1754. He enlisted July 4, 1776 in Capt. John Arndt’s Company, in Col. Hart’s Pa. Reg., was in the Battle of Long Island, was taken prisoner at the surrender of Fort Washington, was taken to New York and kept on a prisoner ship until spring and was exchanged in 1778 or 1779.  He afterwards served in the militia ... Isaac married Marie Catherine Cost while a soldier in Easton, Pa., on August 4, 1782 ... (From the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C.)” [source is apparently the pension application, {7}].
  5. CCo. tax rolls, 1807, p. 327 (Mead Twp.): “Barlin Isaac, 200ac Donn land 7th Dist No 1501 [value] $300, Gunsmith [value] $20, [tax] $1.92” [not found in earlier tax rolls nor in 1800 U.S. census].
  6. 1810 U.S. census, Mead Twp., CCo., p. 401:  Isaac Barlein, [males:] 1 - 1 - 1 | [females:] - 1 - - 1 | -.
  7. Pension Abstracts, 245: BERLIN, Isaac or Isaac Burlin, Maria, W4638, BLW #s 55-60-55 & #9027-100-27 Dec 1799, Cont & PA Line, soldier applied 24 April 1818 Crawford Co. PA, enlisted at Easton in Northampton Co. PA, in 1820 soldier was aged 65 with a wife & 2 sons, Israel 26 & Elias 17; widow applied 4 Aug. 1837 Crawford Co. PA aged 73 on 15 July last a resident of Woodcock PA, soldier m. Maria Catharine daughter of George Cost who lived Germantown PA on 4 Aug. 1782 & sol was of Macalang [Maxatawny?] in Berks Co. PA, family records, widow was b. 15 July 1764, children: a son was b. dead on 25 July 1790, Catharine b. 25 Nov. 1791 & d. 4 Jan. 1793 & a son Israel b. 24 Jul 1793, soldier d. 16 June 1831, widow applied for BLW in 1855, widow’s mother’s surname appeared to be Guignon, widow’s father d. when she was an infant & Martin Showden was her guardian until his death.
  8. Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser., 23:504 (“Pension List under the Act of Congress Passed March 18, 1818,” CCo.): “Berlin, Isaac, pr. P.L. [i.e., private Pennsylvania Line], Oct. 21, 1818; 76; d. June 16, 1831.”  1835 Pension Roll, 2:82 (Crawford Co.): “[under ‘Names$#146;] Isaac Berlin [‘Rank’] Private [‘Annual allowance’] 96 00 [‘Sums received’] 990 63 [‘Description of service’] Penn. cont’l line [‘When placed on the pension roll’] Oct. 21, 1818 [‘Commencement of pension’] April 24, 1818 [‘Ages’] 76 [$#145;Laws under which they were formerly inscribed on the pension roll; and remarks’] Died June 16, 1831. Dropped from the roll under act May 1, 1820, and restored Jan. 3, 1824.”
  9. 1820 U.S. census, Mead Twp., CCo., p. 51(b): Isaac Berlen, - - 1 1 - 1 | - - - - 1 | -1-1; Isral [sic] Berlen, - - - - 1 - | - - 1 - - | -1--.
  10. CCo. Deed Book P-1:581:  deed from George Piffer and Catharine, his wife, of Mead Twp., to Isaac Berlin of said twp., conveying 51 acres 1 perch in Mead Twp., for $171, dated 7 Feb. 1823, rec. 19 Jan. 1836.  Ibid., 583: deed from Isaac Berlin and Mary, his wife, of Mead Twp., to Israel Berlin, conveying [same land], for $200, dated and ack. 23 Feb. 1824, rec. 19 Jan. 1836.
  11. Crawford Messenger 21 May 1824:  Isaac Berlin and James Hunter, Overseers of the Poor for Mead Twp., advertize that “sealed Proposals WILL be received until the 29th inst. for the purpose of keeping two paupers.”
  12. CCo. Deed Book P-1:584:  deed from Isaac Berlin and Mary, his wife, of Mead Twp., to Israel Berlin, conveying 40 acres in Mead Twp., “part of a larger tract granted to the aforesaid Israel [sic] Berlin for his services in the revolution war” 23 Oct. 1786, for $50, dated and ack. 23 Nov. 1825, rec. 19 Jan. 1836.  Ibid., 586: deed from Isaac Berlin and Mary, his wife, of Mead Twp., to Rebecca Piffer wife of Michael Piffer and daughter of the said Isaac Berlin and Mary his wife, conveying 100 acres of tract 1501 of 7th Donation District drawn by the said Isaac Berlin 23 Oct. 1786 [in northwest corner of Randolph Twp.], for $100, dated and ack. 23 Nov. 1825, rec. 19 Jan. 1836.
  13. 1830 U.S. census, Woodcock Twp., CCo., p. 40:  Isaac Berlin, 1 male and 1 female, both aged 70-80.&Nsbp; Next line: Israel Berlin, 1 2 - -  - 1 - - - - - - | 2 1 - -  1 - - - - - - -.
  14. CCo. Will Bk. A:237 [no original copy]: will of Isaac Berlin of Mead Twp. dated 16 Feb. 1828, to wife Mary Berlin, all household furniture, all bedding in my house, my blacksmith tools and gunsmith tools that are in the shop, the gray mare I now own, a cow, and all my sheep; executors, my son Israel, my wife Mary Berlin, and my son-in-law Michael Piffer; signed Isaac Berlin; wit. George Piffer, Samuel Piffer. Recorded 28 Aug. 1828 [sic—during his lifetime?; not probated].
  15. Crawford Messenger 23 June 1831, p. 3, col. 3: “DIED—In Woodcock township, on the 16th inst in the 77th year of his age, Mr. ISAAC BERLIN, a soldier of the revolution, and one of the few who escaped death by starvation on board a British prison ship, in 1777.”
  16. g.s., Peiffer Cem., Woodcock Twp. [sandstone]: “IN MEMORY | of ISAAC BERLIN | A Soldier of the Revolution. | Born Sept [worn] 1755,  | Died June [worn] 1831 | Aged 76 years [sic] & 9 months. | — • — | O may he stand before the Lamb, | When Earth and Seas are fled; | A[?] [segment missing] the Judge pronounce his | Wil[segment missing] on his head. (name,”; footstone: “I.B.”
  17. CCo. Orphans Ct. Dk. A:349:&nsp; petition of Isaac K. Berlin of Woodcock Twp., minor son of Elias Berlin, late of Randolph Twp., decd., to choose Israel Berlin as guardian; approved 15 Aug. 1838, bond of $100.
  18. 1840 U.S. census, Woodcock Twp., CCo., p. 382:  Mary Berlin, - - - -   - - - - - - - - | - - - -   - - - - - 1 - - [i.e., one female aged 70-79]; (next line) Israel Berlin, 1 2 1 2  - - 1 - - - - - | - 1 2 -   1 1 - - - - - -.
  19. 1850 U.S. census, Woodcock Twp., CCo., p. 320, dwell. & fam. #1108:  Mary Berlin, aged 87, b. Pa.
  20. CCo. Deed Book F-2:423:  deed from Berlin heirs to Amos Sutton, conveying 100 acres in Randolph Twp. from the east part of Tract 1501 “drawn by Isaac Berlin for his revilution service,” for $160, dated 25 June 1850, rec. 23 Oct. 1852.
  21. 1885 CCo. Hist., 597 (Randolph Twp. history):  “Isaac Berlin, a Revolutionary soldier, drew Tract 1501 in the extreme northwestern corner of the township.  He brought his family to it from across the mountains and commenced a settlement.  The solitude or unresponsive character of the soil proved irksome and he soon left, purchasing a farm on French Creek in Woodcock Township.”  Ibid., 696 (Woodcock Twp. history):  “Isaac Berlin, of German nativity, was a pioneer who settled on the east bank of French Creek.  He was a Revolutionary soldier and one of the few who escaped starvation aboard a British prion-ship in 1777.  For his services he received a warrant for a tract of land in northwestern Pennsylvania and he came out afoot with gun on shoulder to find it.  Returning he brought his family to the western wilds, but the land proved marshy; poor and uninhabitable.  Accordingly he removed to the banks of French Creek about two miles below Saegertown, were he purchased a farm from George Peiffer.  He was a gunsmith by trade and died in Woodcock Township, June 16, 1830 [sic], in his seventy-seventh year.”
  22. 1899 CCo. Hist., 569 (Randolph Twp. history):  “Isaac Berlin, an old soldier, drew a [Donation] tract in the extreme northwestern corner of the township. He brought his family from across the mountains and commenced a settlement upon it, but the solitude proving irksome and the un-responsive character of the soil discouraging him, he soon left it and purchased a farm on French Creek, in Woodcock Township.”  Ibid., 664 (Woodcock Twp. history):  “Isaac Berlin had been a soldier during the Revolution, and was one of the few who escaped starvation on board a British prison ship in 1777.  He received a warrant for a tract of land in northwestern Pennsylvania as a reward for his services, and with his gun over his shoulder he came out on foot through the wilderness to locate it.  He returned to the East, and the next year brought his wife and family out to live on his property in the wilds of the West.  But his land proved to be wet and uninhabitable, so he removed to the banks of French Creek, about two miles below Saegertown, where he purchased a farm.  He was a gunsmith by trade, and lived in Woodcock Township until his death, in 1830. His services were often brought into requisition to repair the arms of the settlers.”
  23. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 238: “BERLIN: Isaac:  b 9-16-1745 [sic] PA d 6-16-1831 PA m Maria Kast Pvt PA PNSR WPNS.”
  24. V.A.: Lot 7, Peiffer Cem.; served as private under Capt. John Arndt 4 July 1776 to 1 April 1777.
  25. Annette K. Burgett, Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America (Camden, Me., 1993), 53-54:  Joh. Abraham Berlin of Easton, b. Niederbronn-les-Bains 10 Dec. 1722, arrived on the Charming Nancy in 1738 with his brothers Johann Jacob and Georg Friedrich Berlin.


SAMUEL BLAIR 
doubtful SAMUEL BLAIR, born in Ireland about 1738 {9}; came to Crawford Co. supposedly “from the Susquehanna country” in 1797 {13-17}, and at least by 1800 {2,3}; died 7 or 8 August 1820 in his 80th year or aged 82 years, late of [then] Rockdale Township {8-11,16}; married ANN —, who died 16 April 1823 aged 73 years; both buried Mt. Blair Cemetery, Woodcock Township {9}.
Sources
  1. [The following probably refers to a Samuel Blair of Northumberland Co. who was awarded a $40 annuity for Revolutionary War service, per 1821 Pa. Laws 39]:  Pa. Arch., 5th Ser., 4:165 (Continental Line, 9th Regt.: Samuel Blair, private), 359 (Northumberland Co. militia, depreciation pay), 674.  Ibid., 3rd Ser., 242, 243, and 247 (Northumberland Co., rangers on frontier: Samuel Blair).  Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser., 19:456 (Northumberland Co. tax rolls, Buffaloe Twp., 1781:  Samuel Blair, still, 2 horses, 2 cows), 573 (Turbutt Twp., 1783-84:  Samuel Blair, 200 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows), 585 (Turbutt Twp., 1785:  Samuel Blair, still, 2 horses, 2 cows), 670 (Turbutt Twp., 1786:  Samuel Blair, 2 horses, 2 cows), 677 (Turbutt Twp., 1786:  Samuel Blair, single man), 746 (Turbutt Twp., 1787:  Samuel Blair, 350 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow), 766 (Chillisquaque Twp.:  Samuel Blair, single).  Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser., 25:80 (Northumberland Co. warrantees of land):  Samuel Blair, 400 acres, surveyed 13 June 1793.
  2. [Not found in 1798 tax rolls; see CCG 5(1982):100.]  CCo. tax rolls, p. 2 (Mead Twp. 1800):  Samuel Blare, 400 acres, 2 oxen, 2 cows, tax $1.08.  Ibid., p. 125 (North Mead Twp. 1801):&nbps; Samuel Blair Senr, 400 acres, 1 horse, 4 oxen, 2 cows, tax $1.60; John Blair, 400 acres, tax $0.60.
  3. 1800 U.S. census, Mead Twp., CCo., p. 5 [7]:  Samuel Blair, [males:] - 1 1 - | [females:] - 3 1 - 1.
  4. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), Oct. Session 1807:  Samuel Blair, member, Inquisition indented taken at James Limbers house, Venango Twp. 25 Dec. 1807 before Mr. Patrick McGill, Coroner, upon the body of James Limber then and there lying dead.
  5. 1810 U.S. census, Rockdale Twp., CCo., p. 438:  Samuel Blair, 1 - 1 - 1 | 1 - 1 - 1 | - -.
  6. CCo. Deed Book G-1:75:  deed from Holland Land Company to Samuel Blair of Crawford Co., conveying 100 acres in Tract 158 (162 per description) in Rockdale Twp., for $261, dated 28 Nov. 1816, rec. 20 Sept. 1819; assignment of deed from Samuel Blair [no wife joining] to Samuel Blair, Jr., dated 28 April 1818, rec. 20 Sept. 1819.
  7. 1820 U.S. census, Rockdale Twp., CCo., p. 67:  Samuel Blair [Jr.?], 1 - - - 1 - | 2 1 - 1 - | - 1 - -.
  8. Crawford Weekly Messenger 11 Aug. 1820, p. 3 co. 4:  “DIED— ... On the 8th inst. Mr. SAMUEL BLAIR, of Rockdale township, in the 80th year of his age.”
  9. g.s., Mt. Blair Cem., Woodcock Twp. [tabletop sandstone]:  “In memory | of | SAMUEL BLAIR | A Native of Ireland | Aged 82 years | He died Aug. 7th AD. 1820. | Cease all, from sorrowing & tears, | [indented] Here I must lie, till Christ appears: | Then burst the tomb in sweet surprise. | [indented] And in my SAVIOURS image rise.”  [matching stone, beside above]:  “In memory | of | ANN BLAIR | Consort of | Samuel Blair | She departed this life | April 16th A.D. 1823 [1825 per Mary C. Cousins, Index to the Mt. Blair Cemetery (1962), ms. at CCo. Hist. Soc. lib.] | Aged 73 Y’rs. | Her soul with sacred ardour fir’'d | [indented] The glorious prize pursued. | To meet with joy the high command | [indented] She bade this earth adieu.”
  10. CCo. Reg. Dk. A:9, line 39:  letters of administration on the estate of Samuel Blair issued 16 Aug. 1820 to John Y. Blair and David Phillips; “see papers – Arbi[trato]rs. award.”
  11. CCo. O.Ct. A:163:  Petition of Samuel Hunter for a partition of the real estate of Samuel Blair who died seized of 200 acres in Rockdale Twp. and “left heirs, viz: Margaret Long, wife of George Long, Esq., John Blair, Polly Phillips, wife of David Phillips, Sally McKay, wife of John McKay, Agnes wife of your petitioner, and Samuel Blair, who received his advancement and portion during the lifetime of the said deceased.”  Petition “of Ann Blair, John Y. Blair, John McKay, David Phillips, George Long and Samuel Hunter, heirs of the estate of Samuel Blair for inquest to make partition,” dated 17 May 1822; inquest awarded. Heirs ordered to appear and choose 14 Feb. 1823; ordered to choose by seniority (John Y. Blair, George Long for his wife Margaret, David Phillips for his wife Mary, John McKay for his wife Sally, Samuel Hunter for his wife Nancy) and choice confirmed 18 March 1823.
  12. CCo. Ct. CP #21 April Term 1826, App. Dk. 8:165, David Philips, admin. of Samuel Blair’s estate, vs. George Long, admin. of John Y. Blair’s estate: claim that John Y. Blair had received more than his share in the distribution of his father’s estate; agreement filed 13 April 1827.
  13. 1874 CCo. Dir., 121 (Woodcock Twp. history):  “Samuel Blair, grand father of Mr. J. J. Long, and George Long, father of that gentleman, came to this township in 1797 and located on the farm owned by him. Blair was a native of Ireland and both came here from the Susquehanna country.”
  14. 1876 CCo. Atlas, 24½ (Woodcock Twp. history):  “Samuel Blair, of Ireland, and George Long came from Susquehanna County to this township in 1797.”
  15. 1879 CCo. Dir., 153 (Woodcock Twp. history):  “The year 1797 witnessed the arrival of Saml. Blair and George Long.”
  16. 1885 CCo. Hist., 606 (Rockdale Twp. hist., “[Holland Land Co.] Tract 107, Samuel Blair, 150 acres, November 14, 1798, annulled in 1802.”), 609, 696 (Woodcock Twp. hist., “[Tract] 162, Samuel Blair, 200 acres, August 9, 1796:  deed executed August 25, 1813”), 697 (“Samuel Blair, a native of Ireland, came from the Susquehanna and settled on Tract 162.  He was buried on an elevated spot on his farm, which afterward became a public burying place.”), 1156 (biog., grandson Samuel B. Long, whose mother Margaret “was a daughter of Samuel Blair, a native of Ireland, who also settled in this township in 1794.  He was a rebel, belonging to an organization called ‘Hearts of Steel,’ and had to leave his native land to save his life.  He died August 7, 1820, aged eighty-two.”).
  17. 1899 CCo. Hist., 664 (Woodcock Twp. history):  “Samuel Blair, an Irishman by birth, removed to this township from Susquehanna County in 1797.”
  18. V.A. [Samuel “P.” Blair]:&bnsp; b. 1738, d. 7 Aug. 1820, bur. Lot 123, Mt. Blair Cem.; served as captain and ensign in 1 Regt. Continental Line, Pa., 9 Nov. 1775 to 9 Nov. 1776.


DAVID BLAKESLEE 
DAVID BLAKESLEE, born New Haven, Connectcut, 12 May 1740 {7} or 30 April 1741, son of Daniel and Miriam (Hodge) Blakeslee {1,8}; moved from Washington or Genesee County, New York {3,7; see James Blakeslee}, to Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in 1817, and later to Sparta Township [then part of Bloomfield Township] {4,5}; died at Spartansburg 28 February 1823 {8}, buried on Blakeslee property in Sparta Township (not in Rose Hill Cemetery) {9}; married (1) —; (2), possibly at Bennington, Vermont, ANN WOODRUFF; (3) about 1784, probably at Granville, New York, SARAH H. WOODWORTH, born 17 May 1761, died Granville 21 September 1816 {8}.
Sources
  1. IGI:  David Blakeslee, b. to Daniel Blakeslee & Miriam Hodge 30 April 1741 at New Haven CT (#10177906-film); Daniel Blakeslee m. Miriam Hodge 22 Dec. 1731 at New Haven CT (#F531;3938 0037).
  2. N.Y. Heads of Families 1790, 188 (Granville Town, Washington Co.):  David Blakely, 3 2 2 --; Daniel Blakely, 1 2 1 --; Gershom Woodworth, 2 2 3 --.
  3. Fred Q. Bowman, Landholders of Northeastern New York 1738-1802 (Baltimore, 1987), 30, 61 (citing Deed Book E:249):  deed from David Blackslee and wife Sarah of Granville, Washington Co., to Nathaniel Draper of Granville, conveying land there, dated 24 Feb. 1801.
  4. CCo. Deed Book H-1:25:  deed from Jacob Guy, agent, to David Blakesley of Crawford Co., conveying Tracts 1611, 1663, 1652, and 1651 of 200 acres each, for $2610, dated 25 Nov. 1817, rec. 7 March 1818.  Ibid. at 26:  quitclaim deed from David Blakesley (signed with his mark), gentleman, of the Village of Meadville, to Hiram Blakesley, conveying 150 acres of Tract 1611 of the 8th Donation District in Sparta Twp., for $10, dated and rec. 7 March 1818.  Ibid. at 27:  quitclaim deed from [same] to Sally Blakesley, conveying 50 acres in Tract 1663 in Sparta Twp., for $120, dated and rec. 7 March 1818.  Ibid. at 292:  quitclaim deed from David Blakeslee (signed David Blakeslee) of Bloomfield Twp. to Jason Blakesley, conveying “¾ interest” off the north part of Tract 1663 in Bloomfield Twp., for $500, dated 27 Nov. 1819 (wit.:  Reuben Blakeslee, Benony Burch Jr.), ack. 15 Dec. 1819, rec. 30 Dec. 1819.  Ibid.:  quitclaim deed from David Blakeslee of Bloomfield Twp. to Goshum [sic] Blakeslee, conveying “¾ interest” off south part of Tract 1663 in Bloomfield Twp., for $500, dated 27 Nov. 1819, ack. 15 Dec. 1819, rec. 30 Dec. 1819.  Ibid. at 463:  quitclaim deed from David Blakeslee of Bloomfield Twp. to Jacob Guy of Mead Twp., conveying Tract 1651 and 50 acres from Tract 1611, for $400, dated 15 Oct. 1819, ack. 16 Oct. 1819, rec. 16 Nov. 1820.
  5. 1820 U.S. census, Bloomfield Twp., p. 68:  David Blekslee Sen - - - - - 1[aged over 44] | - - - - 1 | - -.
  6. CCo. Ct. CP #65 May Term 1822, App. Dk. 6:65, David Blakely vs. Jacob Guy:  debt action, $300; agreement of David Blakesly [signature] substituting John Reynolds as plaintiff filed 3 Sept. 1822.
  7. 1874 CCo. Dir., 98 (Sparta Twp. history):  “The settlement of this township was commenced at a comparatively recent date, by Reuben and Abraham Blakeslee, father and son, who came from Washington county, N. Y., to Meadville in 1817, and to Sparta, April 11th, 1818 ... David Blakelsee, who was born at New Haven, Conn., May 12, 1740, came in from Granville, N. Y., the same year, and settled upon a tract of 175 acres which he cleared and on which his son, Jesse A., who was then sixteen years old, is still living.”
  8. Fred W. McCray, “David Blakeslee, His Ancestors and Descendants,” (1947), rpt. in Nina Pollock, Blakeslee History (n.p., 1983), pp. 7-9:  David5 Blakeslee b. New Haven, Conn. 30 April 1741, d. Spartansburg 28 Feb. 1823; m. (1) —, by whom he had one son, James; (2) Ann Woodruff, by whom he had Ann, Daniel, and David; and (3) 1784 Sarah Woodruff, b. 17 May 1761, d. Granville, N.Y. 21 Sept. 1816, by whom he had Reuben, Hiram, Jason, Jesse A. , Sarah, John, and Gershon.
  9. DAR Application Paper #0639591 of Mrs. Dewey (Eleanor Blakeslee) Geer of Centerville, Pa. [used by permission]:  “3rd wife was Sarah Woodworth, d. 21 Sept. 1816 at Granville, N.Y. David & Sarah m. 1784. David is not buried at Rose Hill Cem.  His marker was placed there by a dissolved chapter of DAR; for lack of another marker.  He is buried in a field between Rt. 8 and Rt. 77 on the property once belonging to the Blakeslees.&nsbp; The stones were removed for plowing and used for a time as a walk.”
  10. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 276:  “BLAKESLEE:  David:  b 4-30-1741 CT d 2-28-1823 PA m (1)X  (2)Ann Woodruff (3)Sarah H. Woodworth Capt NY.”
  11. V.A.:  b. 1741, d. 1823, bur. Lot 10-C-10, Rose Hill Cem., Sparta Twp.; served Capt. Jehiel Felt’s Company under Col. Geo. Flemings, N.Y. Militia


JAMES BLAKESLEE 
JAMES BLAKESLEE, born Nine Partners[?], Dutchess County, New York, 29 May 1763 {4,14}, reputedly the eldest child of David Blakeslee; moved from Genesee County, New York, to Bloomfield Township, Crawford County, Pennsylania, possibly May 1819 {2-4,9-11} and at least by 1822 {2}; died 1852 {12-14} [or by 1850? {7}] aged 87 years {9,11}; married about 1783 ANN TRAVERS, born 1763, died 1847 {2 [the only record of her found in Crawford Co.],12}.
Sources
  1. N.Y. Heads of Families 1790, 188 (Granville Town, Washington Co.):  James Blakely, 1 1 4 --.
  2. CCo. Ct. CP #3 Nov. Term 1822, App. Dk. 6:191, David L. Blakely/Blakeslee vs. Eliza Blakeslee (divorce action), depositions taken in Crawford Co. before Jos. Patten, J.P.:  1.) Ann Blakeslee:  “my son David L. Blakeslee was according to the best of my knowledge lawfully Married to Eliza Lay, by the Revd. Palmer Roberts”; signed Ann Blakeslee, ack. 7 Feb. 1823, “and the cause of taking said Deposition is that the Deponent being old and infirm could not travel.” 2.) James Blakeslee, living in Bloomfield Twp.:  “I have Good reason to believe that my son David L. Blakeslee was lawfully Married to Eliza Lay, by the Revd. Palmer Roberts, and lived together as man and wife in the Township Perry[?] in the County of Gennesse, in the State of New York”; signed James Blakeslee, ack. 7 Feb. 1823, “and the Cause of taking sd. Deposition is that the said James is too much Indisposed in body health to travel to Meadville.”
  3. 1830 U.S. census, Bloomfield Twp., p. 35:  James Blakesly, - - 1 -  - - - - 1 - - - | - - - -  - - - - 1 - - -.
  4. Pension Abstracts, 289:  BLAKESLEE, James, S22126, NY Line, applied in Nov. 1832 Crawford Co. PA aged 69 a resident of Bloomfield Twp. PA, soldier was b. at Nine Partners in Dutchess Co. NY in May 1763 & at aged 2 his father moved to Bennington VT & in 1779 moved to Hebron in Washington Co. NY for 1 year then to Granville NY same county then in 1801 moved to Genesee Co. NY & in 1818 moved to Bloomfield PA, in 1825 sol had wife & 3 daughters, 2 twins.
  5. 1835 Pension Roll, 2:148 (CCo.):  [‘Names’] James Blakeslee [’Rank’] Private [‘Annual Allowance’] 32 85 [‘Sums Received’] 82 12 [‘Description of service’] N. Y. cont’l line [’When placed on the pension roll’] Ap’l 2, 1833 [‘Commencement of pension’] Mar. 4, 1831 [‘Age’] 64 [‘remarks’ blank].
  6. CCo. Ct. CP #24 April Term 1840, App. Dk. 15:366, James Blakeley/Bleakly/Blakeley vs. William Adam:  replevin action for one mantle clock and one 12-gallon kettle worth $13; subpoena returned unexecuted due to the plaintiff’s failure to post bond.
  7. [James Blakeslee is not listed in 1848 or 1849 tax lists, nor is he found in the 1850 U.S. census.]
  8. CCo. Deed Book W-2:464:  patent granted Elkanah Blakeslee for 412 acres 81 perches in Bloomfield Twp., dated 9 May 1854, rec. 13 Feb. 1863.
  9. 1874 CCo. Dir., 41 (Bloomfield Twp. history):  “James Blakeslee came to this township from Genesee county, N. Y., in May, 1819, followed in June of the same year by his son Elkanah, who was born August 23, 1796, in Washington county, N. Y., and removed thence with his father to Genesee county, in 1799. The Blakeslees located on the Cunningham place, which they purchased of some Swedes, who succeeded Cunningham in the settlement thereon. James died at the age of 87 years.”
  10. 1876 CCo. Atlas, 24¼ (Bloomfield Twp. history):  “James Blakeslee was a prominet settler, from Genesee County, New York. He moved in May, 1819, and in June following his son, Elkanah, joined him. The Blakeslee located on the Cunningham tract, which they bought of some Swedes who had succeeded the old settler.”
  11. 1885 CCo. Hist., 509 (Bloomfield Twp. history):  “James Blakeslee came from Genesee County, N.Y., in May, 1819, and settled upon a farm where it is said a Mr. Cunningham dwelt before the arrival of the foremost pioneers. Hosea and Elkanah Blakeslee were sons of James, and well-known early settlers. James Blakeslee died at the age of eighty-seven.”
  12. Pollock, Blakeslee History, 9-10:  James Blakeslee d. 1852; m. 1783 Ann Travers, b. 1763, d. 1847.
  13. Eleanor (Blakeslee) Geer, then of RD 2, Centerville [now deceased] (a descendant through her mother), in telephone conversation 12 July 1994:  James’ burial place has not been found, though probably same as David.
  14. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 277:  “BLAKESLEE:  James:  b 5-29-1763 NY d 1852 PA m Ann Travers Pvt NY PNSR.”


JOHN BLOOD 
probably not JOHN BLOOD, born in Ireland {4}, resided Allegheny Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania {1-3}, and died after 22 April 1804, and probably after 1807 but by 1810 {5-7}, probably unmarried {2}, thought to be the veteran buried in Pioneer Park Cemetery, Titusville {8-10}.
Sources
  1. 1800 U.S. census, Venango Co., p. 165:  John Blood, - - - 1 - | - - - - - [i.e., one male aged 26 to 44].
  2. CCo. tax rolls, 79 (Allegheny Twp., Venango Co., 1800):  John Blood, 1 tract of land, single man.  Ibid., 396 (1802):  John Blood, 1 tract of land and 1 cow.  1879 VCo. Hist., 142:  John Blood listed among taxables of Allegheny Twp. for 1805.  1890 VCo.. Hist., 94 [same].
  3. CCo. Ct. CP #65 Jan. Term 1803, App. Dk. 1:304, Michael Dorcey vs. John Blood:  debt action, $400. Alias subpoena issued 13 Jan. 1803 at #14 April Term 1803, App. Dk. 1:325:  “deft. lives on Pithole Creek near Oil Creek.” Plurias subpoena issued at #5 July Term 1803, App. Dk. 1:368. Case continued Jan. 1804. Suggestion of death filed [i.e., defendant or poss. plaintiff had died; paper missing]. Case continued through March 1809.
  4. CCo. Ct. CP naturalizations:  Declaration of Intention of John Blood, a resident of Allegheny Twp., Venango Co., and native of Ireland, ack. in open court and filed 11 July 1803 (wit:  Alexander McDowell Esq. of Irvine [Twp.]); certificate [of citizenship] made out 12 July 1803.
  5. CCo. Ct. CP #78 Nov. Term 1804, App. Dk. 2:209, Holland Land Co. vs. John Blood:  debt action, deft. (by his atty.) confesses judgment for $238 + $113.45 interest from 1 July 1804 through 1 Sept. 1805.  Suit revived at #39 Nov. Term 1810, App. Dk. 4:10:  subpoena issued 11 Nov. 1810; returned without defendant being found.  Suit revived at #18 Feb. Term 1811, App. Dk. 4:27:  alias subpoena issued 13 Feb. 1811; returned, deft. not found; rule for deft. to appear in 6 weeks or have judgment entered; judgment for $162.58 entered 28 May 1811.  Suit revived at #17 Feb. Term 1819, App. Dk. 5:38:  subpoena issued 21 Jan. 1819; returned, deft. not found.  Suit revived at #40 May Term 1819, App. Dk. 5:62:  alias subpoena issued; judgment entered 27 April 1820 for failure to defend.
  6. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), May Session 1804:  John Blood, juror on coroner’s inquisition “indented, taken at the plantation of Alexander Munteer, in The Township of Irwin & County aforesaid the twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred & four, before me Alexander McDowell one of the Justices of the peace in and for the county aforesaid, upon the view of the body of Alexander Munteer, then & there lying Dead.”
  7. CCo. Ct. CP #19 Nov. Term 1805, App. Dk. 2:311, Thos Boylan for use of Jno Witherup for use of Abm Seden and now for use of John Blood vs. Samuel and Michael Stophlet:  debt action, $200; Benj. Davis of Irwin surety for defendants 27 Nov. 1805; jury trial, verdict for plaintiff 1 Jan. 1808.
  8. Titusville Morning Herald 1 April 1880 (Pioneer Park Cem. [rpt. CCG 16(1993):38-42]:  “A veteran of the revolutionary war is buried in this lot somewhere, so say some of the early inhabitants of Titusville, but no knows where his grave is located.”
  9. 1899 CCo. Hist., 357:  “The first burying ground [in Titusville] was a little at the east of the head of Franklin Street. A Mr. Blood, a soldier of the Revolutionary war, and Mrs. Ruth Curry [d. 14 June 1800 (CCG 16[1993]:44)], it is said, were the first persons buried there.”
  10. DAR marker erected 1934, Pioneer Park Cem., Titusville [as reported by Eugene F. Throop of Hanover, Pa., in letter to the writer dated 19 Nov. 1993]:  John Blood, d. 1800.


THOMAS BLOOMFIELD 
THOMAS BLOOMFIELD, born in New Jersey 23 November 1746 {8,12,15}; moved from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to what became Bloomfield Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, by 1800 {2,3,10-13}; died 5 or 15 January 1814 {7,8,12}; married (license) 4 August 1772 ELIZABETH MORRIS of Middlesex County, New Jersey {1,12}, born 6 April 1753, died 3 April 1829 aged 76 {8,12}; both buried Bloomfield Family Cemetery.
Sources
  1. N.J. Archives 1st Ser., 22(Marriage Records 1665-1800):27:  “Bloomfield, Thomas, Middlesex, and Elizabeth Morris, Middlesex 1772 Aug 4”; “Bloomfield, Ezekiel, Middlesex, and Margaret Foster, Middlesex 1744 Oct 18.”
  2. CCG 5(1982):102 (1798 tax rolls, Mead Twp.):  Isaac Bloomfield [only], 400 acres.  CCo. tax rolls, 1 (Mead Twp. 1800):  Isaac Bloomfield, 400 acres, single man.  Ibid., 3 (Mead Twp. 1800):  Thomas Bloomfield, 400 acres, 4 oxen, 1 cow; James Bryan, 400 acres, 2 cows.
  3. 1800 U.S. census, Mead Twp., CCo., p. 6 [9]:  Thomas Bloomfield, 2 1 2 - 1 | 1 - 1 - 1.
  4. CCo. Ct. CP #64 Oct. Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:259, Thomas Bloomfield vs. James Hamilton, Esq.:  slander case; complaint alleges that defendant publicly declared that plaintiff on 1 July 1802 stole 9 shoals, an old sow, and a bar[?] belonging to Thomas Rodgers, from near Meadville; suit withdrawn 15 Dec. 1803, defendant agreeing to pay costs.  Ibid., #42 Aug. Term 1805, App. Dk. 2:288 [same parties]:  suit for costs; subpoena returned without defendant being found.  Ibid., #10 Nov. Term 1805, App. Dk. 2:308 [same parties]; [alias?] subpoena returned, defendant not found.
  5. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.) (he or [more likely] his son Thomas served as constable in Oil Creek Twp. in 1810, e.g.:) May Session:  Jonathan Titus of Oil Creek Twp., yeoman, indicted for keeping an unlicensed tippling house at said twp. 1 May 1810; witness was Thos. Bloomfield, constable.
  6. 1810 U.S. census, Bloomfield Twp., CCo., p. 438:  Thomas Bloomfield, - - 2 - 1 | - 1 1 - 1 | - -.  Note:  follows James Bryan household, and precedes Isaac, Stephen, and Lewis Bloomfield households.
  7. CCo. Will Book A:98:  will of Thomas Bloomfield of Bloomfield Twp., citizen of the United States, aged and infirm; to my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth, 1/3 of the produce from the farm I now live on, a room in the house, all household furniture except that listed below, 1 horse of her choice, and her side-saddle, 2 cows, and 4 sheep; to son Isaac Bloomfield, all wearing apparel; to son Lewis Bloomfield and son Stephen Bloomfield, a tract of land south of my farm to be equally divided, each one to possess the part he now occupies; to sons Andrew Bloomfield and Thomas Bloomfield, land I now live on, Andrew the west part and Thomas the east part; to my dau. Elizabeth Bloomfield, $100, 1 feather bed & bed clothes, and 1 cow; remainder to be sold, with proceeds divided between sons Thomas and Andrew, with Andrew to receive $50 more than Thomas because “his land not so valuable”; executors, my son Isaac Bloomfield and my son Lewis Bloomfield; dated 14 Dec. 1813; [signature] Thomas Bloomfield; wit.:  Joshua Negus, Richard Shreves.  Richard Shreves attests 26 Jan. 1814, Joshua Negus attests 15 Feb. 1814; recorded 26 Jan. 1814.  CCo. Reg. Dk. A:9, line 32:  letters testamentary on estate of Thomas Bloomfield, decd., issued 15 Feb. 1814 to Isaac and Lewis Bloomfield; inventory ($444.72) filed 11 March 1814.
  8. Index, “Bloomfield Family Cemetery,” Bloomfield Twp. [n.d.; m.s. at CCo. Hist. Soc.], 1:  “Bloomfield, Thomas  Nov. 3 [sic], 1746 - Jan. 5, 1814 [footstone:] (T.B.) Rev. War Veteran[;] (w[ife]) Elizabeth (Morris)  April 6, 1753 - Apr. 3, 1829 [footstone:] (E.B.).”  Western Pa. Historical Magazine 58(1975):194 (CCo. epitaphs):  Thomas Bloomfield (1746-1814), “A soldier of 1776.”
  9. 1820 U.S. census, Bloomfield Twp., p. 67:  Andrew Bloomfield, - - - - 1 - | 1 - - - 1 [Elizabeth?] | 1 2.
  10. 1874 CCo. Dir., 40 (Bloomfield Twp. history):  “Between 1798 and 1800 settlements were made by the Bloomfields.”
  11. 1884 ECo. Hist., 178 (Union Twp. biographies, Thomas B. Shreve):  “Israel, the father of our subject, was born in 1794, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Bloomfield, a Revolutionary soldier, and who in 1798 was a pioneer companion of Richard Shreve.”
  12. 1885 CCo. Hist., 508 (Bloomfield Twp. history):  “One of the earliest permanent settlers was Thomas Bloomfield, whose name has been transmitted to the township.  He was born in New Jersey November 23, 1746; at the age of twenty-three he married Elizabeth Morris, the niece of Robert Morris, the financier of the Revolution.  Being a man of considerable means, engaged exten-sively in the coast trade, and in 1797 came from Fayette County to French Creek.  The following year, with his family of nine children, one of whom was married, he removed to Bloomfield, set-tling one tract for himself, and one for his son Lewis, then under age, while his son Isaac and his son-in-law, James Bryan, each settled a tract.  Thomas Bloomfield died January 15, 1814; his widow survived until 1829, when she passed away at the age of seventy-six years.”
  13. 1899 CCo. Hist., 485 (Bloomfield Twp. history; same information as in 1885 CCo. Hist., plus:) “His eldest daughter, Catherine, who married James Bryan, was the first white woman in the township, and after a residence there of thirty-five years removed West with her husband.  They had come to Bloomfield shortly before the arrival of her parents.  Isaac Bloomfield remained in the township several years, after which he removed to the vicinity of Toledo, Ohio. Thomas Bloomfield, Jr., was a justice of the peace, and remained a resident of the county until his death in 1866.”
  14. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 288:  “BLOOMFIELD:  Thomas:  b 11-23-1746 NJ d 9-30-1830 [sic] PA m Elizabeth Morris Pvt CL NJ.”
  15. V.A.:  b. 23 Nov. 1746, d. 15 Jan. 1814, bur. Lot 205, Bloomfield Cem., Bloomfield Twp.


ELISHA BOWMAN 
ELISHA BOWMAN, born Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, possibly the one born there 10 February 1757 to Joseph and Margaret (Dewey) Bowman {1,7}; moved from Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York, to Spring Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, about 1816 {5,7}; died 11 September 1836 aged 79 years {9}; married Brooklyn, Windham Co., Conn., 29 June 1780 ELIZABETH KIMBALL, born possibly Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, 12 September 1760, to Nathan and Elizabeth (Merchant) Kimball {1,2}, died 4 January 1836 in her 76th year; both buried Spring Cemetery {9}.
Sources
  1. IGI:  Elisha Bowman b. to Joseph Bowman & Margaret Dewey 10 Feb. 1757 at Promfret, Windham Co., Conn. (#7434050 64); Thomas Bowman b. to [same] 12 Dec. 1769 at Pomfret (#7434050-65); Elisha Bowman m. Elizabeth Kimball 29 June 1780 at Brooklyn, Windham Co., Conn. (#7101426 66); children of Elisha Bowman and Elizabeth Kimball:  Nathan, b. Canterbury 15 March 1782; Betsey, b. Brooklyn 27 July 1785; Elisha, b. Brooklyn 31 March 1788; and Thomas, b. Brooklyn 23 Aug. 1790 (#7450308 0).  Elizabeth Kimball, b. to Nathan Kimball & Elizabeth Merchant 12 Sept. 1760 at Canterbury, Windham Co., Conn. (#7450343 0).
  2. CCG 3(1980):93 (citing Canterbury, Conn., VR 1:71, 87):  Nathan, son of Elisha and Elizabeth (Kimball) Bowman, b. 15 March 1782.  See CCG 2(1979):99 for an account of Nathan’s marriage to Margaret Powell, and issue.
  3. Conn. Heads of Families 1790, 141 (Brooklyne Town, Windham Co.):  Elisha Bowman, 3 3 4 --.
  4. CCo. Deed Book F-1:236:  deed from Morris and Mary Meyler of Beaver Twp. to Elisha Bowman [Sr. or Jr.?], conveying 400 acres in Beaver Twp., for $4500, dated 14 Jan. 1817, rec. 22 April 1817.
  5. 1820 U.S. census, Beaver Twp., CCo., p. 60(b):  Elisha Boman [sic], - - - - - 1 | - 2 2 - 1 | - 1 - -.  Preceding line (p. 60[a]):  Elisha Boman Jur, - - - - 1 - | 1 - - 1 - | - 1 - -.  Next line:  Thomas Boman, 2 - - - 1 - | 1 - - 1 - | - 1 - -.
  6. 1830 U.S. census, Spring Twp., CCo., p. 58:  Elisha Bowman, - - - -  - - - - - 1 [i.e., aged 70-80] - - | - - - -  1 - - - 1 - - -.  Next line:  Elisha Bowman Jr., - 1 - -  - - - 1 - - - - - | - 1 - -   - 1 - - - - - -.
  7. Pension Abstracts, 344:  BOWMAN, Elisha, S22130 CT Line, applied 6 Oct. 1832 Crawford Co. PA aged about 75, soldier lived at Pomfret in Windsor Co. CT at enlistment & was b there & soon after the close of the war moved to Canterbury CT then to Litchfield in Herkimer Co. NY then in 1816 moved to Spring Twp. PA, soldier’s brother Thomas Bowman was b. in 1769.
  8. 1835 Pension Roll, 2:148 (CCo.):  [‘Names’] Elisha Bowman [‘Rank’] Cor. & ser. [‘Annual Allowance’] 52 00 [‘Sums Received’] 156 00 [‘Description of service’] Conn. militia [‘When placed on the pension roll’] Mar. 27, 1833 [‘Commencement of pension’] Mar. 4, 1831 [‘Age’] 77 [‘remarks’ blank].
  9. g.s., Springboro Cem., Spring Twp. [arch-top marble]:  “ELISHA BOWMAN | Died | Sept. 11, 1836, | Æ. 79 y’rs. ”; beside [arch-top marble] ”ELIZABETH | wife of Capt. | Elisha Bowman | died | Jan. 4, 1836, | in her 76 year.”; beside [marble] “MARGARET | wife of | Nathan Bowman, | Died Sept. 9, 1825, | Æ 24 yrs.”; beside [marble] “NATHAN BOWMAN, | DIED | Feb. 6, 1842, | Aged 60 yrs.
  10. CCo. Reg. Dk. 2:84:  letters of administration on the estate of Elisha Bowman late of Spring Twp. issued 29 June 1854 to Elisha Bowman; bond $100, bondsmen O[?]. Hastings and A Sturtevant.
  11. 1879 CCo. Dir., 315 (Spring Twp. biographies, Elon Sturtevant):  “He was married, January 18th, 1832, to Miss Almira Bowman, daughter of Capt. Elisha Bowman, of Spring township.”
  12. 1884 ECo. Hist., 30 (Elk Creek Twp. biographies):  Ralph Bowman was “born August 9, 1806, in Madison County, N.Y., son of Thomas Bowman, a native of Connecticut, who came with his family to Erie County in 1831 ... took an active part in organizing the Universalist Church at Wellsburg, and died July 27, 1847; a brother, Elisha Bowman, was in the Revolutionary war, and his descendants are now living at Springs Corners; his wife at one time resided with Gen. Putnam.”
  13. 1885 CCo. Hist., 651 (Spring Twp. history, Christian Church of Springboro):  “Among the earliest members were Samuel Whitman, Elisha Bowman, [etc.].”  Ibid., 1013 (Spring Twp. biographies, [grandson] E. K. Bowman):  “son of Elisha and Sallie Bowman, former a native of Connecticut, latter of New York State. They came to this county in 1816-17 and purchased 400 acres of land. They were parents of two children.”
  14. Pioneer Sketches, 67 (among the pioneers of Spring Twp.), 125 (veteran), 132, 245 (early settler near Springboro).
  15. 1899 CCo. Hist., 778-79 (biog., Elisha K. Bowman):  “Elisha Bowman, father of Elisha K. Bowman, was born in Connecticut on March 31, 1788, and moved to the state of New York when eleven years old.  Marrying Sally King, of Oneida county, New York, they came to this county in 1816 and at once located on the land spoken of above, which lies just north of Springboro.  Elisha Bowman was a soldier of the war of 1812 and was stationed at Sackett’s Harbor, New York.  His father, also Elisha Bowman, was a captain in the army of the Revolution.”
  16. V.A.:  bur. Lot A-168, Spring Cem.; served as captain, Capt. Abner Robinson, Col. Samuel McClellan, 1 July 1778 to 1 March 1779.


CHARLES BOYLE 
CHARLES BOYLE, born about 1759 in Pennsylvania {3} or New York {5}, son of Charles Boyle {2}; moved to Crawford County, Pennsylvania, by 1850 {2,3}; died 15 March 1859 {4}, probably in Spring Township, buried there in East Spring Cemetery; married (1) —, died “over 50 years” in 1850; (2) #151;, died “over 20 years” in 1850 {2}.
Sources
  1. CDem. 10 July 1838:  letter for Charles Boyle in Post Office.  Note:  This is probably the Charles Boyle aged 30-39 in 1840 U.S. census, Mead Twp., p. 441; on p. 440 is Patrick Boyle, - - 1 1  1 - - - 1 - - - | - - 1 -  - - 1 - - - - -.  See also Deed Book I-1:309 (deed to Patrick Boyle of the borough of Erie, conveying 24 acres in Beaver Twp., dated 11 May 1821, rec.15 April 1823), Y-1:448 (Mead Twp.).
  2. Pension Abstracts, 351:  BOYLE, Charles, S6677, BLW #3989-160-55, NY & PA Line, soldier applied 13 July 1850 Crawford Co. PA aged over 90 a resident of Mead Twp. PA, soldier was a son of Charles Boyle, Sr., soldier lived Claverack NY at enlistment, soldier’s father moved to Stroudsburgh PA during the war & returned to NY state after the war, in 1850 soldier stated his 1st wife had been dead over 50 years & that his 2nd wife had been dead over 20 years & that he had 1 son named Jesse Boyle living, soldier’s brother Patrick Y. Boyle was aged 84 in 1850 a resident of Mead Twp. PA since 1835, in 1850 a David Boyle aged 43 a resident of Mead Twp. PA since 1835 & a former resident of Tompkins Co. NY was mentioned but no relationship stated, a Job Boyle who d. in the war is mentioned but relationship not stated, in 1855 soldier had moved to Spring Twp. in Crawford Co. PA.
  3. 1850 U.S. census, Spring Twp., p. 5, dwelling & family #17:  Jesse Boyle, aged 50, b. Pa., farmer, [wife?] Catty Boyle, 48, b. N.Y.; children; and Charles Boyle, 91, b. Pa.  1850 U.S. census, Mead Twp., p. 153:  Patrick Boyle, aged 77, b. Pa., shingle maker, and family.
  4. g.s., East Spring Cem., Spring Twp. [marble obelisk]:  “CHARLES BOYL. | DIED | Mar. 15, 1859[?–worn] | Aged 84 y’rs”; also “JESSE BOYL | DIED | Jan. 26, 1872 | AGED | 72y 2m 11d [?–worn]”; also “SARAH | WIFE OF | JESSE BOYL | DIED | Dec. 26, 1861 | AGED | 59 yr. 8 m[o?]. 11 ds.”; also [?], son of J[?] Boyl, d. 1850.  Eugene F. Throop’s index to East Spring Cem. (unpub. m.s. at CCo. Hist. Soc.), p. 20, shows “(s[on’s]s[on]) Ephaletes J. V. d. May 22, 1850 aged 5yr. 1m. 17ds.”
  5. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 332:  “BOYLE:  Charles:  b c 1760 NY d 3-15-1859 PA m X Pvt NY PA PNSR.”
  6. V.A.:  b. 1775 [sic], d. 1859, bur. Lot A-2 Lot C, East Spring Cem.


SAMUEL BROWN 
SAMUEL BROWN, born New Jersey in August 1761 {1}; moved from Allegany County, New York, to Troy Twp., Crawford County, Pennsylvania, by 1840 {1,3}; died 31 March 1844 {1}; married “Battenhill” [Battenville, Saratoga County, New York?] 6 February 1784 {1} LUCY FULLER, born Connecticut about January 1767, residing Athens Township in 1850 and died 8 January 1853 {1,4}.
Sources
  1. Pension Abstracts, 431:  BROWN, Samuel, Lucy, W317, NJ Line, soldier was b. in Aug. 1761, soldier applied 18 May 1818 Allegany Co. NY aged 55 a resident of Pike NY, in 1820 soldier was a resident of Centreville NY with a wife aged 53 in Jan. 1820 & children:  Jonas aged 31 in Sept. 1819, Sabina aged 23 in March 1820, Lucy aged 14 in Oct. 1819 & Jacob aged 12 in Aug. 1819; widow applied 5 Oct. 1844 Crawford Co. PA aged 77 a res. of Troy Twp. PA; soldier m. Lucy Fuller on 6 Feb. 1784 at Battenhill & soldier d. 31 March 1844; widow d. 28 Jan. 1853 leaving children, to wit:  Jacob Brown & Sabina Higley.
  2. 1830 U.S. census, Athens Twp., CCo., p. 27:  Timothy Higley household, consisting of one male and one female, both aged 40-49.
  3. 1840 U.S. census, Troy Twp., CCo., p. 297 (last line):  Samuel Brown household, with 1 male aged 70-79, 1 female 40-49, and 1 female 70-79 [no occupations shown].
  4. obituary, Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, as abstracted in a 2000 publication referenced in CCG 30:7.
  5. 1850 U.S. census, Athens Twp., CCo., p. 399, dwelling #2272, family #2297:  Timothy Higley, aged 66, farmer; Sabina Higley, 53; and Lucy Brown, 83; all born Conn.  Ibid., dwelling #2273, family #2298:  Jacob Brown, 42, farmer, b. Conn.; Lucy A Brown, 42, b. Conn.; Delonville, 17, b. Pa., attended school; Lucy, 8, b. Pa., attended school.
  6. 1860 U.S. census, Athens Twp., CCo., p. 26, dwelling #1261, family #1225:  Jacob Brown, aged 52, farmer, b. N.Y.; [his family]; and Timothy Higley, 75, b. Conn.
  7. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 399:  “BROWN:  Samuel:  b 8 1761 NJ d 3-31-1844 PA m Lucy Fuller Pvt Mus NJ PNSR.”


ROBERT BROWNFIELD 
possibly ROBERT BROWNFIELD, born in Ireland {8}; resided in what became Shenango and Fallowfield Townships, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, unmarried, from before 1800 until about 1810 {5-11,15}.  If he was the veteran with that name residing in Champaign County, Illinois, 28 August 1835 aged 75 years, he was allegedly born in Pennsylvania 4 June 1760, enlisted in Cumberland County, Pa., married — RAMSEY, and died in Illinois 17 June 1841 {14,16}.
Sources
  1. Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser., 25:455 (Bedford Co. warrantees of land):  Robert Brownfield [Sr.?], 150 acres, surveyed 9 April 1771.  Ibid., 22:40 (Robert Brownfield taxed in Springfield Twp., Bedford Co., 1773), 559 (in George Twp., Fayette Co., 1785), 634 (in Georges Twp., Fayette Co., 1786).
  2. Pa. Arch., 5th Ser., 4:430 (Westmoreland Co. militia, Continental Line, depreciation pay:  Robert Brownfield, private), 489 (Continental Line, miscellaneous privates, depreciation pay).  Pa. Arch., Col. Ser., 14:654 (Supreme Executive Council at Philadelphia, 9 March 1786):  “The Comptroller General’s reports upon the account of Robert Brownfield, of the Westmoreland county militia, for pay for military service from the second day of May, to the twentieth day of June, 1782, and for a horse, saddle, and blanket, lost on the Sandusky expedition, was read and approved.”
  3. Pa. Heads of Families 1790, 106, col. 1 (Georges Twp., Fayette Co):  Robert Brownfield, 5 - 3 --.
  4. Pa. Arch., 6th Ser., 4:204 (Fayette Co. Brigade, 2nd Regiment, 7th Company, 6 June 1793):  Robt. Brownfield, Ensign.
  5. Clara E. Duer, comp., Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts, 1797-1803 (Apollo, Pa.:  Closson Press, 1986), [2]:207 (issue of 12 Oct. 1799):  “List of letters remaining in the Post-Office, Pittsburgh, October 1, 1799 ... Robert Brownfield, Meadville.”
  6. 1800 U.S. census, Conneaut Twp., CCo., 17 [30]:  Robert Brownfield, - - - 1 [aged 26-45] - | - - - - -.  CCo. tax rolls, 22 (Conneaut Twp., 1800):  Robt Brownfield, single man, 1 tract, 1 horse.  Ibid., 144 (Shenango Twp., 1801):  Robt Brownfield, single man, 400 acres, 1 horse.
  7. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions (unpubl. ms.), April Session 1801:  Robert Brownfield of Salem Twp. posted a bond to prosecute John Ralston for stealing 20 bushels of potatoes from him 9 May 1801; witness, Henry Hollenback of same place.  Same day, John Ralston posted bond to prosecute Robert Brownfield for threatening his life; wit., Hendry [sic] Hollenback of same place.  CCo. Ct. CP #40 April Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:151, Robert Brownfield vs. John Rals[t]on:  suit for burglary of 20 bushels of potatoes at his close in Shenango Twp.; wit., Henry Hollinbach of Shenango, 14 July 1802; defendant confesses judgment for costs.  Ibid., #51 July Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:204, Robert Brownfield vs. John Ralston and Henry Hollinsback:  debt action, $100; subpoena issued 15 May 1802, not served on Hollinsback; defendant Ralston confesses judgment for costs.  Ibid., #6 April Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:139, John Ralston vs. Robert Brownfield:  subpoena issued 20 Jan. 1802 returned without defendant being found; alias subpoena issued at #4 July Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:189; case tried 29 May 1805, verdict for plaintiff for $4 damages + costs; judgment entered 1 June [1805].  Ibid., #83 April Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:165, John Ralston vs. Robert Brownfield:  appeal from judgment entered 23 March 1802 by John Brooks, Esq. [J.P.]; case tried 17 July 1802, plaintiff suffers a nonsuit.
  8. CCo. Ct. CP naturalizations:  petition of Robert Brownfield [signed with his mark], “Alien or Native of Ireland,” read, and oath of allegiance sworn in open Court 14 July 1802, sponsor:  Adam Stewart; certificate made up and delivered to him 25 Sept. 1802.
  9. CCo. Ct. CP #63 Oct. Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:258, Peter Colsher and Mathias Colsher vs. Robert Brownfield:  debt action, $150; discontinued by plaintiffs 7 Sept. 1803.  Revived at #45 Aug. Term 1805, App. Dk. 2:289:  suit for costs of $9.80; Peter Colsher[?] confesses judgment 18 July 1805.  Ibid., #64 Oct. Term 1803, App. Dk. 2:30, Peter Colsher vs. Robert Brownfield:  judgment for $28.05 entered 30 May 1806.  Revived at #3½ Nov. Term 1810, App. Dk. 4:2:  subpoena issued 13 Oct. 1810; returned without defendant being found [no further proceedings].  Ibid., #65 Oct. Term 1803, App. Dk. 2:30, Matthias Colsher vs. Robert Brownfield; discontinued.  Ibid., #12 Feb. Term 1810, App. Dk. 3:283, Peter Colsher and Mathew Colsher vs. Robert Brownfield, suit for costs of $16.35:  subpoena issued 22 Dec. 1809, served on defendant in presence of Nathaniel Clark [date not stated]; judgment entered 16 March 1811.
  10. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), #12 Jan. Session 1804:  Robert Brownfield of Shenango Twp. indicted for fornication with Margaret Wade at said twp. 10 Oct. 1802; witness:  Hamilton Wade.  Ibid., #14 Jan. Session 1804:  Margaret Wade of Shenango Twp. indicted for adultery with Robert Brownfield at said twp. 10 Oct. 1802; witness:  Hamilton Wade.  CCo. Ct. CP #64 Jan. Term 1804, App. Dk. 2:73, Gilbert Wade vs. Robert Brownfield:  suit for $500 damages; complaint alleges that Robert Brownfield, yeoman, of Crawford Co., assaulted Margaret Wade, plaintiff’s wife, and commited adultery, at Gilbert’s house at Shenango; suit discontinued by plaintiff (signing with his mark) 7 June 1806.  Ibid., #23 Sept. Term 1809, App. Dk. 3:251 [same parties]:  suit for costs; subpoena issued 28 Aug. 1809 was returned, defendant not found.  Ibid., #34 May Term 1810, App. Dk. 3:305 [same parties]:  suit for balance of costs ($11.12 recovered 7 June 1807); “came too late.”
  11. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), #7 Feb. Session 1805:  John Johnson of Sadsbury Twp. was surety for defendant Robert Brownfield of Sadsbury Twp. [of Fallowfield Twp., yeoman, per bill of indictment] 28 Nov. 1804 on charge of an assault & battery on Thomas Siston at Shenango Twp. 1 Dec. 1804; witness, Michael Marshalls; no indictment returned.  Ibid., #9 Feb. Session 1805:  Thomas Siston [or Sistan] of Shenango Twp., yeoman, charged with assault & battery on Robert Brownfield at Shenango Twp. 1 Dec. 1804; witnesses:  Robert Brownfield, Michael Marshall; no indictment returned.
  12. CCo. Ct.CP #27 June Term 1809, App. Dk. 3:229, John Field, Theophilas Cazenore, et al. vs. Hugh Fletcher assignee of Robert Brownfield [discontinued].  See #17 Sept. Term 1809, App. Dk. 3:249.
  13. Pa. 1810 Census Index (Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1976), p. 33:  Robert Brownfield, Sr., in Georges Twp., Fayette Co. (p. 42); Robert Brownfield, Jr., in Redstone Twp., Fayette Co. (p. 91).
  14. Pension Abstracts, 437:  BROWNFIELD, Robert, R1353, PA Line, applied 28 Aug. 1835 Vermilion Co. IL aged 75 a resident of Champaign Co. IL, enlisted in Cumberland Co. PA.
  15. 1885 CCo. Hist., 543 (res. E. Fallowfield Twp. prior to 1804), 689 (“200 acres of [Pa. Population Co. Tract] 799, Robert Brownfield, June 1, 1798, deed delivered to Hugh Fletcher, assignee”), 690.
  16. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 404:  “BROWNFIELD:  Robert:  b 6-4-1760 PA d 6-17-1841 IL m --- Ramsey Sol PA.”


JOHANN ADAM BROOKHOUSER 
JOHANN ADAM BRUCHHAUSER later BROOKHOUSER, tailor {9,27}, born Obernhof in Rheinland-Pfalz, near Koblenz, Germany, 2 March 1734, son of Johann Jacob Bruchhauser and his wife Margaretha Elisabetha Klumb {1}; emigrated to Philadelphia in 1764 {3}, and later lived in Berks {5}, Northampton {6,7}, and Westmoreland counties {8} before moving to Crawford County, Pennsylvania, by 1800 {9,10,19}; died 2 February 1818 {17}; married Swedes Church, Philadelphia, 6 June 1768 {4} ANNA MARIA HAUCK or Houch, born Germany in 1743 or later, died Hayfield Township 22 December 1839 {17,19-21}; both buried there in Brookhouser Cemetery.
Sources
  1. Judy Brookhouser, “Bruchhauser History” (1993; unpubl. ms., copy given by Mrs. Brookhouser to the writer at Omaha, Neb., Nov. 1993):  Johann Adam, b. Obernhof 2 March 1734 to Johann JacobA Bruchhauser (JacobB, Johann PeterC, JohannesD) and his wife Margarita Elizabeth Klumb, who were married there 24 April 1722 [Mrs. Brookhouser and her husband reviewed Lutheran Ch. Rec. (in custody of the town baker) at Obernhof in Nov. 1983].
  2. Michael Tepper, ed., Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819 (Baltimore:  Genealogical Pub. Co., 1977), 261 (from Stadts Bote 9 Feb. 1758):  “The following German families and a couple of unmarried persons, are now in the city; all held for their passage from Holland, and desiring to bind themselves out for the same ... John Derbald Hauck, peasant, born in Zweybruck, town of Hunbach; wife, Barbara Schunckel, town of Hassen.”
  3. Pa. German Pioneers I:698:  Johann Adam Bruckhauser, aboard the Hero from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, arriving 27 Oct. 1764.  Ibid., 2:795 (list 248C):  [signature].
  4. Pa. Arch., 2nd Series, 8:326 (“Marriage Records of the Swedes’ Church 1750-1810”):  “1768, June 6, Bruchouser, John Adam, and Ann Mary Houchin.”
  5. William John Hinke, A History of the Tohickon Union Church, Bedminster Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (Meadville, Pa., 1925), 131:  Maria Magdelana, b. 29 Dec. 1773 to Adam Bruchhauser, bp. 27 Feb. 1774, sp.:  John Dieter and Maria Magdalena Kohl, single.
  6. Pa. Arch., 5th Ser., 4:360 (Continental Line; soldiers who received depreciation pay, as per cancelled certificates on file at the Div. of Public Rec.):  Northampton County Militia, Adam Brookhou, private.  Ibid., 8 (“Musters Rolls relating to Associators and Militia of Northampton Co.”):8 (Moore [Twp.] Company, Capt.[?] Adam Bruckhauser, 22 May 1775), 316 (Fourth Battalion, Eighth Company, 2nd Lt. Adam Bruckhauser, 14 May 1778), 304 ([same, no date]), 259 (Third Battalion, First Company, private third class Adam Bruckheiser, 1781), 562 (Capt. John Nelson’s Company, Lt. Adam Brookhouse, June 1779, time of entry, July and Aug. 1778).  See also Alexander C. Flick, “Captain Gerlach Paul Flick, Pennsylvania Pioneer,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 53[1929]:253 (citing Pa. Arch., 1st Ser.):  “In the American Revolution Moore township raised a company of 106 men under Capt. Adam Bruckhauer [sic] and Lieut. Timothy Reed, which was a credit to such a sparsely settled region.”
  7. John T. Humphrey, Northampton County Births (Baltimore:  Gateway Press, 1991), 27 (rec. of Stone Church, near Kreidersville, Allen Twp.):  Adam, son of Adam and Anna Maria Bruchhausser, b. 13 Feb. 1776; Maria Christina, dau. of Adam & Anna Maria Bruchheisor, b. 30 June 1784.
  8. Paul Miller Ruff, The German Church Records of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 1772-1791 (n.p.; 2d. Ed., 1980), Part III (baptisms of Johann Wilhelm Weber, pastor of German Ref. Cong.), 122:  “[#]753 Anna Maria [b.] 17 Oct 1788 [bp.] 6 Oct (?) [parents] Adam Bruckhauffer [prob. a misreading of ‘Bruckhausser’] Anna Maria [sponsors] Johannes Hugus [and] Anna Margaretha.”
  9. CCG 5(1982):103 (1798 tax list, Mead Twp.):  Jacob Brookhouse, 200 acres, worth £18 15s; 1 horse, £15; 1 single man, 3s 9p; total value, £33 15s; tax, 6s 4p; Do. [i.e., ditto] Adam, 200 acres, £18 15s; 1 cow, £5; total, £23 15s; tax, 1s 10p.  CCo. tax rolls, p. 2 (Mead Twp. 1800):  Adam Brookhouser Jur, single man, 200 acres, 1 horse; Jacob Brookhouser, single man, 200 acres, 1 horse, 2 cows.  Ibid., 164 (Cussewago Twp. 1801):  Jacob Brookhouser, single man, 200 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow; Adam Brookhouser Junr, 200 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow; Adam Brookhouser, taylor, 400 acres.
  10. 1800 U.S. census, Mead Twp., CCo., p. 11 [18]:  Adam Brookhauser, - - 1 1 1 |   - 1 1 - 1.
  11. CCo. Ct. CP #73 Oct. Term 1800, App. Dk. 1:22, George Long vs. Adam Brookhouser [Sr. or Jr.?]:  debt action against Adam Brookhouser, yeoman, of Crawford Co., for $90 for wood and labor, 1 June 1797 at Meadville, then Allegheny Co., and for conveying freight by boat from Pittsburgh; judgment for defendant 18 Oct; plaintiff appeals 6 Nov.; Jacob Buzzard, Jacob Brookhouser, Joseph Mason, and John Crawford subpoened.
  12. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), #9 July Session 1802:  Adam Brookhouser, yeoman, indicted for shooting a bay horse worth $100 belonging to John Nigh with a gun worth $5 at Venango Twp. 23 May 1802; witnesses:  John Nye, Jacob Straw, Daniel Tubbs, George Long, John Counsel, Susanna Brookhouser, Christiana Brookhouser, Jean Tubbs.  A subpoena dated 2 March 1805 had been issued 17 May, and Brookhouser apparently jailed, as he was discharged under the habeas corpus act [no date given].  Adam Brookhouser, Jr. [Sr.?], acted as surety for the defendant 5 June 1802.  See also CCo. Ct. CP #58 July Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:207, John Nye vs. Adam and Jacob Brookhouser:  case tried 29 May 1805, verdict for plaintiff for $16 in damages, Adam Brookhouser guilty of trespass, Jacob Brookhouser not guilty.
  13. CCo. Ct. CP #72 Oct. Term 1802, App. Dk. 1:261, Adam Brookhouser [Sr. or Jr.?] vs. John Long and John Crawford:  debt action, $400, “1 July last”; subpoena issued 18 Sept. 1802; returned without defendant Crawford being found.  Alias subpoena issued at #16 Jan. Term 1803, App. Dk. 1:288; tried 30 Aug. 1805, verdict for defendants; judgment entered 31 Aug. 1805.  See also #6 Feb. Term 1806, App. Dk. 2:331 [same parties], suit for $1200 [nothing further].
  14. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), Oct. Session 1807 (Adam Brookhouser was a juror at an inquisition indented taken at James Limber’s house, Venango Twp., 25 Dec. 1807 before Mr. Patrick McGill, Coroner, upon the body of James Limber then and there lying dead).
  15. 1810 U.S. census, Venango Twp., CCo., p. 435:  Adam Brukhouser, 1 - - 1 1 | 3 - 1 1 1 | - -. Preceding entry:  Jacob Brukhouser, 1 - - 1 - | 1 - - 1 - | - -.
  16. CCo. Deed Book D-1:270:  deed from Holland Land Co. to Adam Brookhouser of Crawford Co., conveying 100 acres 3 perches in Tract #89 in Hayfield Twp., for $112.50, dated and recorded 30 Nov. 1813.
  17. g.s., Brookhouser Cem., Hayfield Twp. [marble]:  “JACOB [sic] BROOKHOUSER | of Germany | DIED | Febr 2. 1818, | In the 96. [i.e., 96th] year of his | age&”; beside [marble]:  “MARY | Wife of | JACOB BROOKHOUSER | DIED | Dec. 20, 1839 | In the 115. year of | her age.
  18. 1830 U.S. census, Hayfield Twp., CCo., p. 72:  Jacob Brookhouser, - - - - 1  - - - 1 - - - | - 2 1 1 - - 1 - - - 1 [prob. his mother, Mary, aged 80-90] -.
  19. Pension Abstracts, 398:  BROOKHOUSER, Adam, Mary, R1241, PA Line, widow applied 22 Nov. 1836 Crawford Co. PA aged 99 a resident of Hayfiled [Hayfield?] Twp. PA & states she came to America at (20 ?) years of age & m. at Philadelphia PA & had 10 children by soldier & the oldest if living would have been 69 or 70 in 1836, soldier & widow lived in Northampton Co. PA 13 years then to Westmoreland Co. PA 9 to 10 years then in 1797 moved to Crawford Co. PA, soldier’s son Jacob Brookhouser was aged 65 on 25 Dec. 1836 & stated he & the 3 other children had small pox when he was 4 to 5 years of age & also mentions a younger brother Adam Brookhouser, the following was in German & appeared to be the children’s births, to wit; Jacob b. 26 Dec. 1774, another son b. 13 Jan. 1776, Anna Mariah b. 23 Aug. 1793, Georg Peter b. 8 Nov. no year shown, a note stated a page of births was missing, also widow’s maiden name was Mary Hawkins [misreading of Hauckin?].  [Supporting affidavit of Christian Blystone of Venango Twp., aged 61, ack. 7 Dec. 1830, states that “Adam moved to this County in 1797 and deponent in 1799.”]
  20. Crawford Statesman and People’s Free Press 28 Dec. 1839, p. 3, col. 3:  “DIED—In Hayfield township, on Sunday the 22d inst. Mrs. MARY BROOKHOUSER relict of the late Captain Adam Brookhouser in the one hundred and fourth year of her age.”
  21. CCo. Will Bk. B:461:  will of Mary Brookhouser of Hayfield Twp., widow of Adam Brookhouser, being of an advanced age, dated 27 Sept. 1838; to my son Jacob Brookhouser and to his wife Mary Brookhouser all property, including “money which may be awarded to me by the Government of the United States in the pursuance of the services of my late husband Adam Brookhouser during the Revolutionary war or in any balance of pension due to me by the State of Pennsylvania for the services of my late husband as aforesaid”; executor, son Jacob Brookhouser; signed with her mark; wit. William Foster, Jacob Brookhouser, Jr.  Jacob Brookhouser and Louisa George attest 9 Nov. 1852; registered 9 Nov. 1852.  CCo. Reg. Dk. 2:10:  will of Mary Brookhouser, late of Hayfield Twp., decd., proved 9 Nov. 1852; certified copy given to John Saeger.
  22. 1874 CCo. Dir., 122 (Woodcock Twp. history):  “Among the early settlers here were Adam Brookhouser and his two sons, Adam and Jacob, Adam Newhouser and Peter Shaffer.”
  23. 1876 CCo. Atlas, 24½ (Woodcock Twp. history):  “[Daniel] Saeger was from Lehigh County, and of German origin, and soon had induced many of his Germanic brethren to locate with him. Among these settlers were the Brookhouses [sic], Adam and his sons, Adam and Jacob, [etc.].” [This is erroneous, as Daniel arrived only in 1823 or 1824; see CCG 17(1994):46].
  24. 1885 CCo. Hist., 560 (Woodcock Twp. history):  “The year 1796 brought several other families within the domain of Hayfield... Still farther north on Lot 89, opposite Saegertown, about the same time, the Brookhousers Adam and Jacob settled. They were Germans.”  Ibid., p. 562:  “Tract 89, Jacob and Adam Brookhouser, 200 acres, new agreement, October 5, 1804.”
  25. 1899 CCo. Hist., 668:  “Among the early settlers [of Saegertown] were Adam Brookhouser, and his two sons, Adam and Jacob.”
  26. DAR Patrior Index, Cen. Ed., 378:  “BROOKHOUSER:  John Adam:  b c 1727 GR d 2-5-1817 PA m Mary Hauch Capt PA.”
  27. Brookhouser folder (type “A”) at CCo. Hist. Soc. contains a genealogical compilation of descendants apparently prepared by a great-grandson, Frank Mason, beginning:  “The first Brookhouser that is known of was born in Germany in 1722 and to escape compulsory military service, came to America about 1750.  He was a small man (about 125 lbs.) and a taylor by trade.  He landed at Philadelphia. (L) Jacob [sic] Brookhouser served in the Revolutionary War as 1st. lieutenant and acting captain in Capt. Ashmead’s Co., 2nd Pa. Infantry and came to Hayfield Township, Crawford County, in 1800.  His sons Adam and Jacob 2nd. came from Westmoreland Co., previously from Philadelphia, came to Hayfield Township and settled L95 #89 (200) A. in 1796 from Holland Land Company.  [¶]Mary Hopkins, a bound servant for 5 years in order to get passage from England to America, to a tavern keeper in Philadelphia, served 2 years, then Jacob Brookhouser bought her remaining 3 years and married her.”
  28. Pioneers, 4 (biog., sons Adam and Jacob Brookhouser [highly inaccurate account]):  “The older Jacob came to America about 1750 and landed in Philadelphia.  A veteran of the Revolutionary War, he was married to Mary Houchin, an indentured servant to a tavern owner in Philadelphia.  The sons left Philadelphia for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, but departed in 1796 for Crawford County, where they settled in Hayfield township.  In a few years their parents joined them.”
  29. V.A.:  bur. lot A-52, Brookhouser Cem.; served as private in Capt. Ashmead’s Co. 2 Pa. Inf.
  30. See Evelyn G. Lewis, Lest We Forget (n.p., 1983), Part 1, p. 110, for an account of the descendants of dau. Mary [Magdalena] Brookhouser, b. 17 Dec. 1773, m. Christian Blystone.


JOHN BURNEY 
JOHN BURNEY, born 1 August 1748 {10}, supposedly in Ireland {15}, moved probably from Allegheny County {2} to Crawford County, Pennsylvania, by 1800 {3}, where he died 11 September 1827, late of [then] Cussewago [now probably Summerhill] Township {11,12}; married MARY —, who was aged and infirm in 1824 {7,10}.
Sources
  1. Pa. Arch., 5th Ser., 2:815 (privates, Second Pa. Continental Line, Lt. Col. Henry Miller’s Company, 9 Sept. 1778):  “John Burney, on commons in ye infantry at ye line.”  Ibid., 2:834 (Second Pa. Line, Capt. John Bankson’s Company, April 1780):  “Sergeant:  John Burnie.”  Ibid., 4:115 (Second Regiment, Continental Line, depreciation pay):  “Burnie, John, sergeant.”  Pa. Arch., Col. Ser., 13:599 (Minutes of Supreme Executive Council):  “John Burnie, late Serjeant second regiment [principal:] 50 5 0 [interest:] 3 0 3, 12 June 1783.”  Ibid., 14:90:  “John Burnie, Serjeant of second [regiment] [same principal & interest], 30 April 1784.”  Ibid., 14:413 [same, dated 16 April 1785].
  2. Pa. Heads of Families 1790, 10, col. 3 (Allegheny Co., part taken from Washington Co.):  Jno Burney, 1 1 3 --.
  3. 1800 U.S. census, Mead Twp., CCo, p. 8 [13]:  John Burney, [males:] - 1 - - 1 | [females:] 1 - 2 - 1.  CCo. tax rolls, p. 2 (Mead Twp., 1800):  John Burney, 400 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow.
  4. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.), April Session 1801:  James Harriott was surety 5 March 1801 for James Knox of Mead Twp., yeoman, on charges of fornication & bastardy with Elizabeth Burney of Cussewego Twp.
  5. 1810 U.S. census, Cussewago Twp., CCo., p. 430:  William Burney, - - 1 - 1 | - 1 2 - 1 | - -.
  6. CCo. Ct. CP #19 May Term 1810, App. Dk. 3:301, John Burnie vs. John McTier; subpoena issued 14 May, came too late.  Alias subpoena issued at #4 Aug. Term 1810, App. Dk. 3:315; arbitrators chosen 15 Sept. 1810; discontinued.
  7. CCo. Ct. CP #19 Aug. Term 1813, App. Dk. 4:127, Mary Adams vs. John and Mary Burney:  suit for damages; subpoena issued 14 July 1813, served 11 Aug. 1813; arbitrators chosen 24 Dec. 1813.
  8. CCo. Deed Book L-1:361:  deed from William Power to John Burney of Crawford Co., conveying 100 acres patented to Wm. Power 21 March 1799 in Sadsbury [now Summerhill?] Twp., “land which he the said John Burney now lives on,” dated 1 July 1815 and rec. 24 Sept. 1827.
  9. 1820 U.S. census, Cussewago Twp., p. 64:  John Burney, - - - - - 1 | - - - 1 1 | - - - -.
  10. Pension Abstracts, 480:  BURNIE, John, S40786, PA Line, applied 22 Oct. 1824 Crawford Co. PA aged 76 on 1 Aug. 1824, soldier also applied in 1818 & in 1820, in 1824 soldier had a wife aged and infirm & 1 daughter of age.
  11. Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser., 23:504 (“Pension List under the Act of Congress Passed March 18, 1818,” CCo.):  “Burnee, John, pr., P.L., Feb. 17, 1825; 83; d. Sept. 11, 1827.”  1835 Pension Roll, 2:82 (CCo.):  “[under ‘Names’] John Burnee [‘Rank’] Private [‘Annual allowance’] 96 00 [‘Sums received’] 277 25 [‘Description of service’] Penn. cont’l line [‘When placed on the pension roll’] Feb. 17, 1825 [‘Commencement of pension’] Oct. 23, 1820 [‘Ages’] 83 [‘remarks’] Died September 11, 1827.”
  12. CCo. Will Bk. A:226:  will of John Burney of Cussewago Twp.; to beloved wife Mary, an equal share with my three daughters Elizabeth, Jane, and Hannah; to my eldest son Wm Burney, $5; to Jane, $20 to be paid out of Elizabeth’s share, and $50 to be paid by my son Wm for leaving me while he was a minor; “my wife and son shall have no lot or part in the administration of my estate either real, or personal”; executors, Samuel Patterson and James Patterson, both of Cussewago Twp.; dated 20 Sept. 1824; signed John Burnie [sic]; witnesses:  Joseph Dickson, Saml. M’Call, Wilson Freeman.  Joseph Dickson and Samuel M’Call attest 6 Oct. 1827; same day, letters testamentary issued to executors named in the will.  CCo. Reg. Dk. A:9, line 44:  letters testamentary issued 2 Oct. 1827 to Saml. and James Patterson; inventory filed 11 Oct. 1827 ($182.47½); sale list filed 3 Dec. 1827 ($112.15½); settled 9 Oct. 1829.  Crawford Messenger 8 Nov. 1827, p. 4, col. 2:  executor’s notice re:  estate of John Burnie, late of Cussewago township, deceased, dated 1 Nov. 1827.  CCo. O.Ct. A:59:  Account of executors Samuel Patterson and James Patterson lists personal property, $265.06; claims, $266.22; balance due executors, $1.16; confirmed 14 Nov. 1829.
  13. CCo. Ct. CP #50 Feb. Term 1828, App. Dk. 8:459, Jane Burney vs. Samuel Patterson and James Patterson, Executors of estate of John Burney, decd.:  amicable action for damages; arbitrators met 20 Feb. 1828 and found in favor of plaintiff for $353.10.  Execution #41 Feb. Term 1829.  CMess. 12 March 1829, p. 3, col. 3:  “SHERIFF’S SALES ... on Thursday the 2d day of April next ... One Hundred Acres of Land, situate in Cussewago township, part of lot No. 634, south east corner, bounded on the east by tract No. 3, south by part of Darius Joslin’s, west and north by part of the same tract. Seized and taken in execution as the property of John Burney, dec. at the suit of Jane Burney... DAVID M’FADDEN, Sheriff. Sheriff’s Office, Meadville, March 11, 1829.”
  14. 1830 U.S. census, Summerhill Twp., 68:  William Burney, 2 1 1 -  - - 1 - - - - - | 1 1 - -  1 - - - - - - -.
  15. 1885 CCo. Hist., 530 (Cussewago Twp. history):  “The following settlers also came to Cussewago during the first decade of this century:  ... John and William Burney, likewise Irishmen and now not represented here by descendants.”
  16. V.A.:  b. 1742, d. 11 Sept. 1827, bur. Cussewago?


WILLIAM BUTLER 
WILLIAM BUTLER, born near Dublin, Ireland, in July 1743 {11}; moved from what was then Northumberland County {2,11} to what became Sadsbury Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, by 1798 {3,25} and died at home there 4 March 1839, buried Union Cemetery, Harmonsburg {23,24}; married ELINER DOUGLAS {28}, born in Ireland, probably the woman enumerated in William’s household in 1830 aged 80-89 {21}, died between 13 February 1834 and 7 September 1839 {20}.
Sources
  1. Pa. Arch., 2nd Ser., 10:355 (“Non-commissioned Officers and Privates of First Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line”):  private “Butler, William resided in Crawford county, 1835, aged ninety-one.”  Ibid., 425 (“Non-commissioned Officers and Privates of the Second Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line”):  private “Butler, William, served four years, and reenlisted in artillery; resided in Crawford county in 1813; Captain James Chrysties company.”  Pa. Arch., 5th Ser., 2:712 [same as in 2nd Ser., 10:352], 4:517 (abstracts of pension applications):  “WILLIAM BUTLER enlisted in 1776 in Penna. Regt. under Colonel Samuel Miles and Capt. Lust’s Company for one year, nine months.  After Battle of Long Island, in which Col. Miles was taken prisoner, the Regt. was commanded by Col. Walter Stewart.  Served four years in said Regt.  After that period he enlisted in Regt. of Artillery commanded by Col. Proctor, continued there until end of War.  Was in Battles of Long Island, York Island, Stony Point, Brandywine, Etc.  Was wounded twice.”
  2. Pa. Heads of Families 1790, 189, col. 3 (Northumberland Co.):  William Butler, 1 1 2 --.
  3. CCG 5(1982):105 (1798 tax rolls, Mead Twp.):  William Butler, 400 acres, worth £37 10s; 1 cow, £5; total £42 10s; tax, 3s. 2p.  CCo. tax rolls, p. 1 (Mead Twp. 1800):  William Butler, 200 acres, 2 oxen, 2 cows.  [Not found in 1800 U.S. census for CCo.]
  4. CCo. Ct. CP #25 Jan. Term 1801, App. Dk. 1:36, William McFadden vs. William Butler, yeoman, and Elenor his wife:  subpoena served 8 Dec. [1800]; discontinued.  Ibid., #41 Jan. Term 1801, App. Dk. 1:40, William McFadden vs. William Butler:  judgment for plaintiff, 1s 9p + costs.
  5. CCo. Deed Book A-1:197:  deed from Henry Escher of Crawford Co., gent., to William Butler of the same County, yeoman, and Eleanor, his wife, conveying 200 acres in Sadsbury Twp. (grantees covenant to commence settlement on or before the 23rd of this month, near the Coniott Lake, surveyed on improvement by Marcus Hulings Jr.), dated 20 March 1801, rec. 15 July 1801.
  6. CCo. Ct. CP #67 April Term 1803, App. Dk. 1:343, Joseph Wright vs. William Butler:  settled and withdrawn by plaintiff for costs.  Ibid., #19 Feb. Term 1805, App. Dk. 2:229, William Butler vs. Joseph Wright; suit for costs of $6.36; subpoena returned without defendant being found.  Alias subpoena issed at #17 May Term 1805, App. Dk. 2:259:  defendant confesses judgment for costs.
  7. CCo. Court of Quarter Sessions Abstracts (unpubl. ms.) (misc. paper dated 2 July 1804):  William Butler, 421 acres 110 perches Shenango Twp.
  8. CCo. Ct. CP #6 June Term 1808, App. Dk. 3:125:  Jane Butler by her father and next friend vs. John Parr; discontinued.
  9. 1810 U.S. census, Sadsbury Twp., CCo., p. 409:  William Butler, - 1 - - 1 | 4 - 2 - 1 | - -.
  10. CCo. Ct. CP #5 May Term 1813, App. Dk. 4:108, John W. Hunter, Esq., vs. William Butler:  defendant confesses judgment for $950 + costs, [debt dating?] from 1810 [signature].
  11. Pension Abstracts, 500:  BUTLER, William, S49198, Cont & PA Line, soldier was b. in July 1743 within 2 miles of Dublin in Ireland, applied in April 1818 Crawford Co. PA, in 1823 soldier stated he was aged 80 in July 1823, soldier received a pension from PA of $40.00 per annum before being pensioned by the US, after the war soldier lived in Bald Eagle Twp. in Northumberland (now Clinton) Co. PA on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, soldier received Bounty Land of 200 acres from state of PA, soldier d. 4 March 1837 & was buried beside a son who d. in 1835 at the cemetery at Harmonsburg PA, a grandson Joseph M. Butler was mentioned, soldier moved from Lycoming Co. PA leaving 2 sons James & William & they moved to Indiana Co. PA where they married, soldier’s son James m. Martha daughter of William Clarke, Esq., soldier’s son James had a son Thomas & a total of 10 children named, to wit:  William, Abner & Solomon twins, Elizabeth, Caleb, Martha & Ellen twins, Ruth, Jesse & Washington [grandchildren of soldier], soldier’s son William m. Sally Dias whose mother was a Dillon (soldier’s son William had sons John, Samuel & William David, John d. in his youth & also a daughter not named), soldier’s son William m. 2nd to Elizabeth daughter of Joseph McMurtry of Crawford Co. PA, there is in the file a rather lengthy genealogy of the soldier’s sons published 22 July 1895, soldier’s daughter Mary Ann Bright applied for Bounty Land Warrant 2 Aug 1859 Crawford Co. PA & states soldier d. in 1841 leaving children, William, Nelly, Mary Ann & Catharine.
  12. Pa. Arch., 3rd Ser. 23:504 (“Pension List under the Act of Congress Passed March 18, 1818,” CCo.):  “Butler, Wm., 1st pr. P.L. [i.e., private Pennsylvania Line], April 28, 1819; 91.”  1835 Pension Roll, 2:82 (CCo.):  “[under ‘Names’] William Butler, 1st. [‘Rank’] Private [‘Annual allowance’] 96 00 [‘Sums received’] 1,058.34 [‘Description of service’] Penn. cont’l line [‘When placed on the pension roll’] April 28, 1819 [‘Commencement of pension’] April 28, 1818 [‘Age’] 91 [‘Laws under which they were formerly inscribed on the pension roll; and remarks’] Drop’d from the roll under act May 1, 1820. Restored June 3, 1824.”
  13. Crawford Messenger 15 Aug. 1818, p. 3, col. 3:  “Stray Mare. CAME to the plantation of the subscriber living in Sadsbury township, about three weeks since, a small black Mare, with a small star on her forehead. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take her away.  WILLIAM BUTLER. Aug. 15, 1818.”
  14. CCo. Deed Book H-1:212:  deed from Henry Baldwin and Sarah, his wife, to William Butler of Sadsbury Twp., conveying 204 acres 156 perches in Sadsbury Twp., for $1, dated and rec. 15 June 1819.
  15. 1820 U.S. census, Sadsbury Twp., CCo., p. 53:  William Butler, - - - 1 1 | - 3 - - 1 | - 2 - -.
  16. All of the following CCo. Ct. CP cases have a William Butler [not necessarily the veteran] as defendant:  #11 Nov. Term 1822, App. Dk. 6:199, Lewis Pitney plaintiff (trespass); #3 Feb. 1824, App. Dk. 7:61, Isaac Mason (debt action); #36 May Term 1825, App. Dk. 8:18, Jabez Galpine (replevin of one yoke of oxen); #84 Feb. Term 1827, App. Dk. 8:304, Ambrose Hart (confession of judgment).  See also CCo. Ct. CP #35 May Term 1825, App. Dk. 8:18, William Butler vs. John McKay (foreign attachment).
  17. Crawford Messenger 23 July 1824, p. 3, col. 2:  “4TH JULY.–The anniversary of our independence was celebrated by a number of the citizens of Harmonsburg and its vicinity on the 5th inst. ... the following toasts were drunk ...&nsp; By Wm. Butler, ‘May sacred flames, tenacious of controul, ‘Be always burning in the freeman’s soul.”
  18. CCo. Deed Book L-1:31:  deed from William Butler of Sadsbury Twp. and Eleanor, his wife [no signature shown], to William Butler, Jr., conveying 25 acres 33 perches in Sadsbury Twp., for $5, dated 22 Feb. 1825, ack. 1 March 1825, rec. 18 Aug. 1826.  CCo. Deed Book K-1:520:  deed from [same] to Elizabeth Butler, wife of William Butler, Jr., and Joseph Butler, her infant son and grandson of the grantors, conveying 50 acres in Sadsbury Twp., for $50, dated 25 Feb. 1825, ack. 1 March 1825, rec. 11 May 1826.  See also Deed Book A-2:18, abstracted at {20} infra
  19. CCo. Mtg. Bk. C:322:  mtg. from William Butler to Nathaniel P. Hood of Meadville, for $265, dated and ack. 10 Sept. 1828, rec. 23 Sept. 1828.  Ibid., p. 321:  mtg. from Ebenezer Seavy to William Butler, both of Crawford Co., land in Venango Twp., $530, dated 13 Sept. 1828, rec. 23 Sept. 1828.
  20. CCo. Deed Book O-1:662:  deed from Sheriff to James Butler, conveying 204 acres seized in executing on a $615.50 judgment, as the property of William Butler, dated Feb. 1829, rec. 26 May 1834.  Deed Book O-1:663:  assignment from James Butler of Indiana Co., Pa., to William Cook and John McClure, for use of William Butler, Eleanor Butler, and Sally Butler, all of Sadsbury Twp., of 200 acres more or less [above parcel], “the proceeds of said tract of land to be applied to their use and for their support,” dated and ack. (at CCo.) 13 Feb. 1834, rec. 26 May 1834.  Deed Book U-1:274:  deed from William Cook and John McClure, both of Sadsbury Twp., Trustees of William Butler, Elinor Butler, and Sally Butler, to Catharine Butler, one of the heirs of said William & Eleanor Butler (now deceased), conveying 51 acres 6 perches in Sadsbury Twp., conveyed by the Sheriff to James Butler, and by James Butler to the Trustees, dated 7 Sept. 1839, rec. 12 Feb. 1840.  Deed Book A-2:18:  deed from Catharine Butler [signed with her mark], Joseph Butler [signed Joseph M. Butler] and Saline, his wife, and Elizabeth White and Lewis White [his mark], all of CCo., to H. D. Cook and William H. Cook, conveying 51 acres 6 perches in Summit Twp., being part of the land conveyed in Deed Book K-1:520 and [Deed Book U-1:274], for $300, dated 28 May 1847, rec. 26 June 1847.
  21. 1830 U.S. census, Sadsbury Twp., p. 88:  William Butler, - 1 - -  - - - - - - 1 - | - - - -  1 - 1 - - - 1 -.
  22. CCo. Deed Book N-1:470:  deed from William Butler of Sadsbury Twp. to Overseers of the Poor of Sadsbury Twp., conveying all real and personal property, “for the support of himself his wife & Idiot daughter,” dated 21 Oct. 1831, ack. 25 Nov. 1831, rec. 28 Dec. 1831.
  23. Crawford Democrat & Meadville Courier 12 March 1839, p. 3, col. 5:  “Communicated. OBITUARY. —Another revolutionary hero has gone, in the person of Mr. WILLIAM BUTLER, who departed this life during the past week, at his residence in Sadsbury township, in this county, at the advanced age of 103 years.  The deceased was one of those who bore the ‘heat and burden of the day’ in the struggle for Independence—risked his life amongst the FORLORN HOPE, at the storming and taking of Stony Point, under Gen. Wayne, and belonged, subsequently, to the body-guard of La Fayette. Since the termination of the revolutionary war he has resided mostly in Crawford county—an upright, honest man—depending on the labor of his hands for a livelihood, until within a few years past, since which he has received a pension from Government.”
  24. Halver W. Getchell, “Old Harmonsburg Cemetery (Union)” (1962; m.s. at CCo. Hist. Soc. lib.), introduction:  “The grave of a Revolutionary War veteran--[‘William’ written over] James Butler--is marked by an appropriate bronze marker and flag provided by the county office of veterans affairs. The tombstone itself, as of Aug. 3, 1962, was tipped over. The base is intact on the stone.”  Ibid., p. 1:  “10. BUTLER, William [‘Birth’] May 5, 1735 - [‘Death’] Mar. 4, 1830 [‘Addenda’] (d) [next line] James (s[on]) [‘Death’] 1831.”  Ibid., p. 2 (Addenda):  “(d) inscription reads:  A soldier of the Revolution. Born in Ireland. Information about son on same stone.”
  25. 1885 CCo. Hist., 664 (Summit Twp. history):  “William Butler, an Irishman, settled in the eastern part as early as 1797.”  Ibid., 683 (Vernon Twp. hist.):  “[Holland Land Company] Tract 69, William Butler, 401 acres, July 9, 1798, deed executed to John Irwin, assignee, November 23, 1804.”
  26. 1899 CCo. Hist., 627 (Summit Twp. history):  “William Butler, a native of Ireland, settled as early as 1797 in the eastern part of Summit.”
  27. William David Butler, John Cromwell Butler, and Joseph Marie Butler, The Butler Family in America (St. Louis, Mo.:  Shell Cross Printing Co., n.d. [ca. 1902]; copy at CCo. Hist. Soc. lib.), 94:  William d. 4 May 1839 on his farm; m. Eleanor &151;, b. Ireland 1734.
  28. DAR Patriot Index, Cen. Ed., 458:  “BUTLER:  William:  b 7- -1743 IR d 3-4-1837 PA m Eliner Douglas Pvt CL PA PNSR.”
  29. V.A.:  b. 5 May 1735, d. 4 March 1839, bur. Union Cem.; served as sergeant in 2nd Pa. Inf.